Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and one person worth modeling and resolving to be more like…is the happy guy in the red suit…Santa
Whatever you may think constitutes “naughty and nice,” there’s little doubt about the power of “making a list and checking it twice.”
Checklists are effective for at least three primary reasons…
1) Writing your new year’s resolutions down and listing all of the actions needed to successfully achieve them…allows you to take all kinds of good but often scattered thoughts and intentions and organize them. This action reduces stress, conserves energy and focuses your attention.
2) Writing your new year’s resolutions down and listing all of the actions needed to successfully achieve them…allows you to break up large, complex tasks into smaller and more reasonable chunks of work that can guide your actions even during the most stressful of circumstances.
3) Writing your new year’s resolutions down and listing all of the actions needed to successfully achieve them…gives you the satisfaction of making demonstrable progress on your project.
(Bonus: Read this manifesto from me.)
Nothing substitutes for building self-confidence and greater resolve than actually accomplishing something. Striking off even small items on your list increases your confidence to take on larger tasks.
GOT NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS? — GARY RYAN BLAIR
To enjoy these benefits and make this your best year ever…the items on your list have to be written as specific, measurable and deadline driven actions, not ambiguous objectives with no end date in sight.
So whereas writing “lose weight” is a recipe for failure, breaking that into “choose a diet program,” “establish measurements”, “create a detailed eating and exercise plan”, and “set deadlines” can jump start your efforts.
While even the best research can’t make modifying habits easy – sustained change takes time and effort – your chances of success increase markedly as you pick one goal, enlist help rather than announce your intentions, and get organized and hold yourself accountable by using making a list and checking it twice.
Who knows: armed with a simple plan and a serious commitment to achieving your new year’s resolution, perhaps this will be your best year yet.
My very best for a prosperous, joy-filled new year!
Gary Ryan Blair
Gary Ryan Blair is the inspiration behind the 100 DAY CHALLENGE…the world’s most powerful goal achievement program designed to show you how to turn your New Year’s Resolutions into reality faster and easier than you ever imagined possible.
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Posted on November 25th, 2017 by Gary Ryan Blair