Hello Friends. Welcome to a special episode. It’s special because we’re going to look at the ways to achieve a New Year Resolution. Actually, I had planned this content earlier, because waiting for New Year to plan is the costliest mistake one do.
A new year is looked at the best day to start a routine which isn’t helpful for major at least 99 percent people. It’s a huge claim but you will know the reason ahead.
I’m uploading the content before New Year but still, it’s helpful if you’re viewing it even after a month or end of the Year.
Don’t worry about the date. You’re in the right place and with the right person. I’ll make sure to provide you enough data so that you can achieve your goal — this year and the upcoming years.
We’re going to discuss the root of every goal failure so that you become failure-proof. So leave all your doubts behind and let’s get started.
Every goal for the new year resolution isn’t a simple plan. Every one of us wants to improve our lives to live a quality life. But the failure rate shows that millions of dream breaks. The worst thing is that it will repeat until we fix the core problem.
The goals may be personal, or professional goals.
You may want to …
- Read more books
- Start a fitness routine
- Eat healthy
- Improve health
- Quit unhealthy habits
- Learn new skills
If you have failed to achieve the last New Year’s goals and want to prevent any future failure, then you’re at the perfect place. We can’t get back the lost time, but we can make sure that the same story doesn’t repeat.
Behind the failure, there is the single biggest reason which we often miss. By clearing that hurdles, you will get ready to explore your true potential and success.
But before we explore the solution, let look at how mindset changes with passing day.
Changing Mindset with Passing Day
The day when everyone around the world set a new year resolution. Everyone plans to make the upcoming year the greatest of their lifetime. On 31 December everyone comes with a blueprint of their success, also known as New Year Resolution.
On the 1st of January…
The motivation is at a peak. Will-power seems to be limitless. No hurdle looks big. First day feels different than the other 364 days of the year.
The next day feels like the other 364. The motivation is still high; willpower is still there. Instead of these, something is lost, as usual, the New Year’s magic leaks in an unknown world with a promise to return on 31st December.
3rd January and upcoming few days
Major of motivation drain out and then it feels tough to continue with the routine.
The upcoming week
It’s where things get tough to follow. Slowly and steadily, people drop their new year resolution. By the end of January, major quit their goals.
The Failing Hope and Spirit
Everyone starts with a goal and hopes that it will improve their lives. Instead of the desire to make a change, major fail.
Later, they demoralize themselves. They feel that they don’t have the potential to change their lives. It’s the moment they convince themselves to quit and go back to earlier routine. It’s a crucial period where one loses their biggest opportunity to change their lives.
Suppose 99 percent of people start the New Year Revolution on 1st January, 50-60 percent quit in a few days. By the end of the month, it may drop to 10-30 percent or more. In the end, only 1 or 2 percent of people remain. That’s a huge failure ratio. Still, no solution is found. And if it continues, the same story will repeat every year.
The failure ratio is high but what is the actual reason. People are failing but no real solution is found. Ask people they will have a list of reasons — lack of time, no willpower, not destined, and other such reason.
Actually, they are also not aware of the actual problem.
When one decides to go through hurdle — it’s a powerful moment.
The Biggest Problem -Procrastination
What does it mean?
Whatever you delay for tomorrow, tomorrow you will delay the next day, and it will continue.
If you’re planning to achieve a task but wait for the New Year to begin, it’s a sign you’re procrastinating or avoiding the task. You’re pushing a simple action in a hope to do in the future. The moment you push your goal, you get in a loop of procrastination.
As you find any action tough for that moment and push it further, you will do the same in the upcoming day after experiencing hurdles.
As you postpone a simple action, you won’t feel the desire to act on the important task.
Let’s look at the fitness routine.
If you’re planning to start a fitness routine, you should start without looking at a date or month.
It may be 2nd, 3rd or 11th month, or 7th or 9th or 18th day of a month. You shouldn’t wait for a New Year to arrive or look for a perfect date.
Starting a fitness routine is the best decision. If you got a plan, get started without wasting a day. It will be more rewarding than just planning. If you postpone any task, resistance develops. With passing time, the resistance will get stronger and you won’t be able to start.
The same case is with every goal. It may be a personal or professional goal. Procrastination or say excuses are responsible for the failure of every goal. It doesn’t matter what you want to achieve you will procrastinate or come up with a reason to postpone.
Procrastination isn’t always a bad sign. It’s a sign that you’re trying something that will make you uncomfortable. You’re leaving your comfort zone to make great changes. It’s normal to feel resistance. It may demand discipline but will simplify your life. The fear that life will get tough keeps people in their comfort zone. And they keep procrastinating.
Looking Procrastination as a Habit
We often use procrastination term when one delays their work. It’s also said that it doesn’t exist. It’s just we don’t feel that goal important.
You can also look at procrastination as a habit — Trigger, routine and rewards.
It follows the same loop as another habit follows.
Trigger: You plan to start with a fitness routine. Suddenly you think, starting a fitness routine will be a tough & challenging task. So you get triggers to postpone for other days.
Routine: You come with a bunch of excuses/reasons to avoid pain or hardship for that moment.
Reward: By quitting, you get instant gratification to stay in your comfort zone. You fell that you will make better changes later so don’t feel the need to act.
Procrastination habit gets triggered every time you want to start with any new routine. You will surely push activity those doable at that moment. Fear intensifies with passing time. The resistance keeps building up. With intensified fear and resistance, it will be hard to come out of procrastination habits.
The procrastination will be high if you had the habit. But stay assured you can overcome procrastination with the tips mentioned ahead.
Achieving Failed New Year Goals
New Year Resolution isn’t worthless. The problem is the habit of pushing simple action to future dates. As you push your goal and wait for New Year, you follow the same habit when the next day arrives. You might start the routine, but the hurdles on the way will make you push for the next day.
You don’t need the perfect time or day; you only need an intention to start. With intention and action, you can get started and achieve any goal.
How to Achieve Your Failed New Year Resolution?
Earlier failure may stop you from getting started. But don’t worry about it. You can achieve more when you get into action. And the result will be reflected in the coming years.
1. Analyze Your Resources
First, we will start with resources.
Lack of resources is the main reason people aren’t able to continue. With a proper analysis of resources, you will set a better plan and lower the odds of failure. You can start with the least resources.
We all have 24 hours each day. We have to manage all these in this limited time. If you plan without looking at your available time, you will feel tough to manage daily activities. The first few days you will try to manage, hustle harder, but soon the motivation will drop. You will find tough to manage and end up using all your willpower and later quit.
You should be aware of your goal and it’s demand.
If you plan a goal that demands extreme effort and impossible to complete, it will lead to failure. You may try hard, but how long you’ll handle that pressure. Energy, time and effort — you can only give what you own. You might push yourself, but soon it will lead to burnout. It happens when you have never-ending goals in a limited time.
In the end, it won’t matter how many goals you attempted and failed. It’s all about achievement. You can achieve more goals in the upcoming year as you hold an achievers mindset after achieving the earlier goal.
See each goal as a compound effect that you will add in the coming years. While people who failed will lose hope and never try.
2. Start Small
If you got something that can change your life and you can get started today. Get into action. The task may be small, but it will be rewarding.
Mediation cuts stress. You don’t need 1 hour of meditation. Just 5 minutes from your busy life and you start getting benefits.
Active lifestyle — you don’t need a bunch of changes. Pick 1 or 2 strategies and get started. Go the walkable distance, take stairs instead of the elevator, go on a walk with friends, or activity that will engage you physically.
If you wanted to start healthy eating just start with small changes. You can add more minimally processed foods, limit highly processed food. Food by food, meal by meal, slowly and steadily changing from food to eating habits, etc. All these changes look small but they are viable & practical. Since they are practical, they give the result.
With small action, you will find easy to start and continue. You won’t feel resistance and won’t procrastinate. With small changes and progress, your motivation will rise to take consistent action. With consistent action, you will stay ahead and make better progress.
Don’t wait. Start with small changes and keep making consistent progress.
3. Don’t Wait For the Perfect Date [Most Important One]
It’s 1st or last month, it doesn’t matter. If you’re looking for change forget the date, just start from wherever you’re.
Waiting for a perfect start will stop you from getting started. You won’t make any progress as you won’t get started.
If you aren’t motivated to start today, you won’t be for tomorrow. You might plan to start after New Year or next month, but what’s assured you won’t feel the same resistance. Instead of waiting for the perfect day, start making each day perfect by improving a bit. As you improve, you won’t feel resistance whenever you set a goal.
# The Final Message
You know enough to achieve your New Year or any goal you set. But if you’re in the middle or end of a year, don’t stop. Get into the action, even the smallest action will help you stay ahead in the game.
- It doesn’t matter the date where you are.
- It doesn’t matter how much you have lost.
- It doesn’t matter how much progress you may have made.
- It doesn’t matter how many times you failed.
Leave every doubt behind. Leave the resistance. Leave the idea of a perfect day. You’re better than you judge yourself.
Give time and opportunity to changes those are viable. Starting an impossible task and blaming oneself isn’t fair.
You might have heard, people have limitless strength to make anything possible, but everything happens with time. Every great change takes time.
Soon you will crush every goal. But for that, get started.
So get started.
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