At the beginning of each year many people talk about setting new resolution for the coming year. Losing weight, getting fit, changing jobs, investing and the list goes on.
Many barely make a start and we just end up on the same old horse we were riding last year.
We all know how hard changing old habits really is and by setting these big goals we inevitably set ourselves up for failure, why, because just setting a goal is not enough.
Instead, contemplate what the journey toward the goal might look like and then break that up into smaller steps, then smaller again until you feel like that is something you can do starting today.
Let me give you an example. Let’s say your original goal was to run a marathon this year.
A smaller example might be, run a half marathon by July.
Smaller again if to be able to run 10k, 5k, 2.
Smaller yet again would be to walk 5k three times a week.
And then something I can start today, go for a walk, any distance, 3-4 times a week.
You get the analogy, start today on something you CAN do today and progress from there.
You’ll be surprised how much further you will get toward your goals, dare I say, well beyond Feb.