You hear it every year: "I'm going to start going to the gym", "I'm not going to drink so much", "I'm going to mend my relationship with so and so".
How many times do you actually hear of someone following through on their so called "New Years Resolutions"? It is a very few and far between that decide to fully commit to something and completely overhaul an aspect or aspects of their life in a year.
This post isn't about discouraging you from making resolutions, rather it is meant to make you take a serious look at what you want to accomplish and actually put steps in place to do so.
If you're reading this right now, I want you to change your views & beliefs on the status quo "New Years Resolutions". I want you to take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror and make a decision that you are not going to turn back on. And instead of calling them New Years Resolutions, I want you to change the name to New Years Goals.
Why change the name of something that is tossed around so nonchalantly? Because you need to re-frame your mindset around this. And by changing how you look at it, you will be much more successful.
Let me give you an example of the difference between a New Years RESOLUTION and a New Years GOAL to lose weight:
New Years Resolution:
"I'm going to start going to the gym this year and lose some weight to get rid of this extra flab that I hate."
New Years Goal:
"I'm going to start going to the gym on Monday January 2nd, 2017, and I am committing to a 3 day/week workout program. The program will put me in the gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. I will wake up an extra hour early to workout at 7am each day before I go to work so that nothing can get in my way. In addition, I will lower my daily caloric intake by 500 calories, and will follow a meal plan I have developed."
The difference between the 2 is staggeringly obvious. As you can see with the New Years Goal, it has been framed in a way with actionable steps so you know exactly what you're doing. With the resolution, you aren't providing any structure and it is a surefire way to fail.
This strategy can be applied to virtually anything you want to accomplish in 2017, inside and outside of the gym.
So don't let another year pass you by while you sit idly. Make 2017 the year you WOW yourself. Figure out your goals, make a plan, and take consistent action.
I promise you, if you do that, you will succeed.
- Travis McEwan | CEO & Founder of JackedScholar
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