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Make 2012 The Year to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

December 22, 2011

Many of us are preparing to make new year’s resolutions, hoping this will be the year we will attain our goals. Despite this emphasis, 22 per cent of resolvers fall off the wagon after a week, according to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. And after three months, half the adults surveyed had called it quits. Potential Unlimited has some tips to help make 2012 the year to keep your new year’s resolutions.

As human beings, we are always evolving and constantly wanting to improve our lives. New Year’s is a perfect time to create goals for ourselves as it opens up a window to give us a fresh start. But a critical mistake people make when forming their resolutions is that they create more of a wish list than focusing on a few key goals. Less is more in terms of new year’s resolutions.

Potential Unlimited’s Top Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions this Year:

  1. Create one to three resolutions (not ten) after spending some time reflecting on what you really want to improve upon in your life.
  2. Tell others your resolutions. The more accountability and support you can receive from others, the more successful you will be.
  3. Hire a coach, like myself, who will help you keep your resolutions up front and centre all year-long. A professional can help you uncover issues that could be holding you back from achieving your goals.
  4. Start small. Often we are so excited about our resolutions that we throw ourselves in full throttle to new habits and then end up burning out and quitting.
  5. It’s okay to take fail. Often people abandon their resolutions when they reach their first obstacle in achieving them.
  6. Visualize your life as if you have already achieved your goals. What would it (you) look like? What would it feel like? The more you can visualize it, the more likely it will become your new reality.
  7. New Year’s resolutions must be created for you, not to please others around you. Be true to yourself and choose resolutions that resonate with you.
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