The good thing about life is that time and time again, it gives us the opportunity to start all over. To make amends, set goals and strive towards achieving them.
And there is no better time to reevaluate ourselves than new years.
Unfortunately, starting again, setting goals and making New Year resolutions have never helped anyone make better decisions or get better results. In fact, according to U.S. News, approximately 80% of New Year resolutions fail by the second week of February.
But look at the brighter side. There is still about 20 percent that persists past the second week of the second month and a further 8 percent that goes to accomplish their set goals by the end of the year.
But the magic doesn’t lie in setting goals. It lies in evaluating yourself and changing internally. Our external self and achievements is a reflection of our internal convictions.
So, instead of making New Year resolutions, try these few mind-changing hacks to help you change from the inside out:
Make Friends Who Will Help You Become Better
It is common knowledge that one is an average of five of his close friends. So, it is necessary that you ask yourself some questions. You need to find out who you are and what you want out of friendship. Once you have the answer to these questions, surround yourself with those who can help you achieve your goals. Just like a lion can’t flock with goats, you can’t become a positive person if you constantly surrounded by negative minded individuals.
Resolve To Leave Your Comfort Zone
Treasures are often are often found in caves. If you want to achieve unusual results, do usual things. The thought of leaving your comfort zone can be scary but believe me, you grind better and give your hundred percent when no one is looking over your shoulders. So, if you are really keen on achieving greater results in the coming year, get up and leave your comfort zone. Do things that are uncomfortable for you.
Resolve To Find a Purpose for Living
Life without a purpose is like a football pitch without a goal post. Finding a purpose to live and work for is far better than making New Year resolutions. Finding your life’s purpose shouldn’t be a mind-boggling exercise as a purpose is indeed a lifelong venture and as you live, you will find reasons to keep pushing forward. But instead of saying “I want to lose weight” why not say “I want to lose weight so I can live a healthier life for my kids”? That is a decision backed with a purpose and if you truly love your health and your family, you will go through the pains to achieve the set goal.
Focus on Taking the Small Steps
It is good to have gigantic dreams but focusing on the little steps will also lead you to the end goal. So, break your goal into smaller milestones and work on one per day.
Be Grateful and Celebrate Small Wins.
Finally, bear in mind that what makes New Year resolutions happen isn’t the decision but the endurance and tenacity to carry on after the momentary bliss that accompanied the resolution. So, be steadfast, be grateful for every step you take and do not forget to celebrate every little win.