Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Did you know that mid-January is when people stop working on their resolutions for the New Year? This type of information is one of the reasons that a person may not even come up with a resolution in the first place. Rather than to fail with something, not setting goals at all could seem like a more logical choice. If you want to skip resolutions altogether and just focus on your ambitions and dreams as a whole, change your mindset into being successful as a whole. The New Year could just be considered the starting point in accomplishing some new intentions to enhance your recovery lifestyle.
Think about what you are trying to achieve and just focus on that. Putting too big of a task on you could get you discouraged before you even get started. To do more than you are capable of doing before you can actually handle it might dissolve your enthusiasm and take you out of the game altogether.
You may want big results, so you think making even bigger goals is the answer. While this may work for a small percentage of goal setters, the truth is that most people get truly overwhelmed with big aspirations. Not to mention when they cannot see quick results, they give up much easier. Realistic goals will give you a better chance of actually hitting your target.
Once you set your personal guidelines to find your goals, stick to what you say you are going to do. Plan how you are going to get from point a to point b so that you are inspired to keep up with your goal. Take notes of what you are trying to attain along with any obstacles that could deter you from making progress. Recognizing what the goal entails will give you some better insight to accomplish what you put your mind to.
Let those who love you the most in on your big plans. Having cheerleaders encourage your development will no doubt make you feel better about your improvements. When you have setbacks, they will be the ones to keep rooting you on to get the results you desire.
Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or a working mantra, having something to push yourself to be better builds character and self-esteem. Continuously working to make the best version of yourself is a great goal to have. Now you just need to figure out what that goal entails and then go for it. This year could be the best year ever! Happy New Year!
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