Well it’s 2019. How many of you have written 2018 on a check or something in the last 18 days? Personally, I haven’t done it, but that’s only because I ran out of checks about 7 years ago. But anyway, it’s a new year and with that usually comes New Year’s resolutions. Have you given up on yours already? I usually don’t make any because my track record for success has been pretty awful. If you have the same problem as me, here are a few tips to help you stick with those resolutions throughout the year…
Baby Steps: What do you think of when you hear the words “Baby Steps”? If you’re thinking about the book by acclaimed Author and Psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin, I owe you a high five. Also, watch What About Bob?. You won’t regret it. Seriously though, the concept of small steps is a good one. Don’t look at a massive goal that will scare you into giving up. Look at path ahead of you and figure out what you need to do every month, every week, every day, and even every hour if that helps. Put one foot in front of the other and you’ll eventually get to your destination (perhaps an elevator).
Find an echo: Sometimes our goals can be hard to accomplish on our own. Fortunately, we all know someone who wants to see us succeed in our endeavors. Make sure that person knows what you’re trying to accomplish and let them know that you could really use their support. Hopefully they have some good things to say that will bounce around in your head anytime you feel like giving up.
Shut out the negative: People are awful. Not all people, but definitely some people. Anyone who wants to put you or your goals down doesn’t deserve your attention. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re doing it wrong or give you reasons why you’re going to fail. Those people are either jealous or don’t like themselves very much. Either way, you should never make time for those people. Focus only on the positive and keep pushing yourself!