I confess. I was one of those persons that started thinking about my New Year’s resolutions on Thanksgiving Day, prepared and gathered resources the day after Christmas, implemented on New Year’s Day, and failed before Valentine’s Day.
The sad thing is I was continually failing at the same resolutions!
For this year – 2010 – I revamped my strategy. I started my preparation in July by seeking professional help on what was “blocking” me from completing my goals, especially my writing goals. The revelations were astounding and very helpful. I attended classes in the areas where I felt weakest to aide my understanding of the requirements to be a success. I actually started working toward my goals long before the new year and implemented some changes that are habits for me now as the new year greets me.
Basically, I plan my work and work my plan, which includes weekly goals and reassessing every week.
Instead of New Year’s Resolutions I now have New Week Resolutions. They are smaller, manageable and attainable. It feels great to mark my weekly status COMPLETED at the end of each week. That one word prompts me to continue.
So, for those who need a little help on those New Year’s Resolutions, here are a couple of websites to help out.
Have you made any resolutions for the new year?
Are any of them failed resolutions from previous years?
If so, why do you think you continue to fail at them?
Do you feel pressured to make and keep New Year’s resolutions?