With only a few hours to the end of 2015, many people are looking at their lists of previous resolutions to measure their progress.
It can be a bitter-sweet moment when you realise that out of 20, one consistently fulfilled utmost 5 so I’ve been doing a bit of thinking and research into why people fail to accomplish their goals and these have been my findings
- Too many resolutions!
As the year passes by, it is very tempting to make a big list of what you would want to better in the coming one.However, if one is to scroll through keenly, chances are the list has duplicated goals or even very ambiguous one
Tip: Narrow down your resolutions. The fewer the resolutions, the more likely for you to attain them since your focus won’t be scattered and it is the realistic thing to do.
- Lack of timelines
The reason most people find that resolutions don’t work for them or think they don’t work is because they set them without exact timelines.
Without specific deadlines, one is likely to get lethargic with where they had intended to go. Once procrastination sets in, rarely are those goals achieved.
Tip: After narrowing down your list, it is important that you set limits and dates for when you would like to see these plans move off the paper into yielding real life results.
The feel of satisfaction once you’ve managed to break that habit, improve those grades, lose that weight is so much greater than the pangs of regret when you look back and realise you could have done much more with your time.
3. Last minute resolutions
One of the easiest ways to fail achieving your annual goals is to haphazardly draw them out!
Resolutions should not be a result of mere excitement or band wagon effect, rather one should have a clear picture of what they would like to change and where they see themselves.
Tip: You don’t have to wait till the 31st of December, take an in-depth look at yourrself and in there lies what you have been longing to change.
This will allow for prioritization and increase the chances of you making a difference. Proper planning will not only yield results but also gives you a landmark to gauge your progress against.
- Keep Reminders
One should make use of their phone calendar to keep tabs on the progress of their intended goals for the year.
Other people who have success stories say,the old trick of having accountability partners does wonders.An accountability partner can be a friend,mentor and trusted person who helps keep you in check and ensures you stay on track!
5. Pray about them
Proverbs 16:9 says “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps”,I storngly believe that anything placed into God’s hands is better than than one struggles to accomplish in their own strength.
God knows you weakness and strength ad when you trust Him with what you’d desire to achieve,He will give you grace and guide your path.
All the best as you reflect on these 4 tips!
Have a happy and productive 2016