Each goal is made up of an unlimited number of smaller goals.
The problems with New Year’s resolutions are that most people aren’t really committed to them but feel they “should” make them because everyone else is; or they are committed to them but they make them too large and unwieldy.
If you’d like to make some changes for the new year:
1. Make sure it’s something YOU WANT or NEED to change, and not something you feel you SHOULD change
2. Realize there will be some discomfort in the process – but you will be able to hande it. (After all, if there’s no discomfort, nothing is changing.)
3. Make the end goal the result of a series of very small steps rather than one large one. (In other words, it’s not about losing 25 pounds this year, it’s about losing 2 pounds a month.)
Possibly, the most important; focus on the benefits you’ll receive from the change, not the work it will take.
They’re both true, but one will move you forward and one will frustrate you.
By the way, you can resolve to change any time you want. It doesn’t have to be on January 1. (Just sayin’…)
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