Resolutions… are they really worth making?
In principle, yes!
However, you need to be realistic as well as have a plan.
Your goals should ideally be S.M.A.R.T
Specific – Target some tangible, something you can really understand and relate to.
Measurable – You should be able to monitor progress
Achievable – Dream big and be ambitious but be sure to keep your goal within your grasp
Realistic – With outside pressures like time, work, family etc make sure you are setting a goal you can actually realise.
Time bound – Give yourself a period of time with which you will track progress.
If you look at your smaller goals as individual resolutions of their own then you’re on to an absolute winner!!
A big idea is often most difficult to implement unless you can break it down into smaller sections and chunks, measure your achievements as you progress.
Everything you do in the smaller sections works toward the big goal!
You will motive yourself longer through continued success.
You’re more likely to avoid injury through making progressive improvements instead of absolutely smashing yourself for “the big one” too soon.
Those small steps become a lifestyle change and help develop your dreams, aspirations and achievements far beyond anything you would have originally thought possible.
So, to recap…
Produce a plan
Keep it S.M.A.R.T.
Measure your success along the way.
Understand, recognise and enjoy the fact that failure is part of success, if you don’t hit every small goal first time every time then understand why and enjoy the process of getting stronger, leaner and faster.