Are you ready to make a New Year’s Resolution this year? If so you are like many millions of people around the world that are preparing to do the same thing. Sometimes it can be hard to settle on just one resolution and this often leads people to make lots of small resolutions instead. The problem with this is that it is too difficult to really focus on so many resolutions and by the end of January your motivation will be sorely lacking.
Instead, your best option this year is to find one resolution that you want to make and then focus all your energy on attaining it. This can be more difficult than it sounds, so how do you just settle on one New Year’s resolution this year?
Your first step in choosing your resolution will be to start making a list of all the resolutions that you were thinking about making. Once your list is completed you want to start examining it so that you can prioritize your resolutions. Your end goal is to have a list with your most wanted resolution sitting on top.
Quite often when you start writing out your list you may find that many of your resolutions are intertwined and can be combined into one main resolution. Each portion could be defined as its own step in the process of achieving your resolution.
Your list may contain resolutions that involve buying a new home, saving additional money and changing careers. All of these could be classified as one resolution as they are all required to achieve your end goal of buying a larger home for your family.
You would divide this resolution into smaller steps. These steps would include steps such as setting up a weekly savings plan, sending out 5 resumes each week or taking a course to improve your skills, so that you can apply for a new job.
If you look at them from a logical view point you can see how one builds upon another. They are all required in order to succeed with your resolution. So go through your list and group items together that relate to one main goal.
Your end result may be a list that only has two or three resolutions and this makes it much easier for you to choose one as your main focus. You need to start somewhere with your resolutions so pick the one that has the highest priority for you. This could be one that is health related or one that is related to your finances.
Once you have decided on your New Year’s resolution make a point to tell your family and friends about it. Once you publicly commit to a resolution your motivation will be that much higher to actually achieve it. You don’t want to become one of the statistics for those who fail to keep their resolution.
Breaking your resolution into smaller chunks will also make it easier for you to keep working on it daily. If your resolution is based around buying a new home then work backwards and write out all the steps you need to take to make this come true.
This includes going into tons of details and knowing exactly each week or month how much money you should be saving for it. The more details you include the clearer you path to your resolution will be.
By outlining all the required steps your path to completing your resolution will be embedded in your mind and will help keep you motivated until you reach it.