Your New Year Resolutions
Three weeks into 2011 and how are your New Year’s resolutions? Were they realistic? Did you set yourself up for failure or success? Now is the time to take stock and keep yourself on track with a ‘think positive’ attitude.
One survey (2007, quirkology.com) suggests that although 52% of people felt confident of success, after a year only 12% had achieved what they set out to do. In fact, forget the figure of 12%. The fact that barely half of the people in the survey had any confidence when they set their goal tells us that sometimes the only thing more traditional than making a New Year’s resolution is failing a New Year’s resolution.
But Let’s think positive. How do we succeed?
First of all, we need to be sure that we have made the right resolution. It’s all too easy in the post-festive period of recovery to swear off alcohol and rich food or pledge to make the most of your gym membership, but is that the right frame of mind in which to set your January goals? Here’s a question: did your resolution stem from negative beliefs? The most common goals often do:
These are all potentially good resolutions, but they are all built on negative foundations. If we are to succeed, we need to build something more positive to work with.
Here are seven ‘think positive’ tips for resolution success:
Whatever your resolution, this early stage is the time to check you’re on the right course, give yourself a boost and think positive!