We started the year with the best of intentions – then 2020 went off the rails! But the New Year is always an opportunity to take stock of your life and hit the reset button. That is why at least half of all Americans set New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, only 8% of people actually achieve them. If you are looking to make some resolutions to get a fresh start in 2️0️2️1️, here are:
7 Signs You Need to Rethink Your Resolutions 🎯
- You’ve made the same resolution every year
If you keep replacing the date on the same resolution, it is time to ask yourself “Why is this the year I finally do [enter resolution here]? Then you need to replace your approach. Hire a coach (fitness, business, nutrition, etc.) to get the tools, training or help to get beyond the roadblock.
- Your mindset isn’t in the game
If you look at your resolution as a ‘chore’ and are not focused on the ‘WHY,’ the resolution becomes less important. Keep the ‘why’ in mind and seek ways to find some FUN in the journey.
- You have aspirations, not priorities
You probably have all sorts of things you’d like to achieve. They sound nice when you say them out loud. But to make your resolutions a priority, you need to write them down and review them each day. Create a plan and action steps that you do daily to move you towards the resolution.
- Your resolutions are vague
When your resolutions are vague, you don’t have a way to measure them or get excited. For instance: “I am going to lose 20 pounds.” How do you break that down? By creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely. This sets parameters to be able to break the goal down, have a deadline, and celebrate the steps along the way.
- You’re not willing to change
Resolutions aren’t magic. If you are not willing to make the necessary changes, whether a habit, a trigger, or a lifestyle change, you likely won’t achieve your goal.
- You don’t have a plan
You need a plan of attack. How are you getting from point A to point B? You need to take the time to create a map and break it down into as many steps as you need by your deadline set in your SMART Goals.
- You don’t have a support system / accountability partner
Having an accountability partner / coach / mentor increases your chances of success by 95%. When the going gets tough, it is much easier to jump ship when no one knows what you are trying to achieve. Which is why having a support system to offer you encouragement, advice and accountability can help you navigate obstacles to get to your successful resolution.
~Michelle Ann Keely, CEO
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
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