Only 8% of resolutions stick, primarily because we tend to set the wrong goals and take the wrong approach to achieving them. Get it right this year with three steps for lasting change.
A fresh approach to New Year's
You can upgrade your life forever this year
A new year means New Year’s resolutions. It also wading through hundreds of articles about how to achieve them. It can be overwhelming.
It’s not easy to make time to research great tools to help you achieve your resolutions. It’s even harder to differentiate between the trustworthy information and the BS.
These challenges lead people to either quickly give up on their resolutions, or follow whatever company most aggressively marketed their solutions at you (whether or not their solution is best for you).
BestMe offers a better way.
By working together and leveraging the best quality information and tools out there, we can establish a new reality for the self improvement world. Separate from corruption and hollow promises of scammy marketers, we can have real and lasting change.
But for any change to work, it starts with you. No one else can make the change happen. You need to commit.
That doesn’t mean it needs to be hard. In fact, it can be a lot easier than you think if you take the right approach and leverage advice and tools from experts.
Here are three steps that will help you achieve any goal you want.
Three steps to lasting success
1) Set the goal of being healthy and happy, and work backward from there
You deserve to be happy. Full stop.
Think about this statement, and say it to yourself. It may seem cheesy, but if you don’t truly believe that you deserve happiness, it’s going to make your growth much more challenging. Realize that you can have a vibrant, successful life filled with love in which you feel great. It’s within your reach, no matter your life circumstances.
From here, take on a growth mindset. What areas do you want to improve, which can help you improve your life?
It could be your body, your mental health, your career, your relationships, your areas of passion. What would help you unlock more happiness?
2) Set some goals that you can boil down into realistic and repeatable behaviors
People often set goals for their personal development and New Years resolutions that are massive and unreasonable. People say they want to lose 50 pounds when they haven’t been in the gym all year. Or they want to practice a new instrument every day, when their guitar or keyboard has been sitting in their closet since high school.
Goals that are so massive are so far off from where you are today that they typically end in disappointment.
The key to achieving your goals is to focus on one repeatable behavior and to set yourself up to do this behavior on a daily basis, so that it becomes a habit. Go to the gym once a week. Practice for fifteen minutes three times a week.
And as you take action, celebrate your success along the way! Make the behavior enjoyable. If you don’t enjoy it (or decide to enjoy inevitable struggles of making your goals a reality), they won’t happen when life get’s tough.
3) Commit to a smart system to develop that behavior
Set yourself up for success by making your goals as easy as possible to achieve. Consistently motivate yourself, create accountability, and create reminders so that you don’t forget.
With good research, and using behavior science, tools, and community support we can make it easier to achieve our personal development goals.
If you want to learn more about building new habits, you can read this article about the three key aspects of behavior change.
BestMe is on a mission to help you help yourself to be so much happier, every day. We would love for you to join us as we work together to become the people we know we can be - faster, smarter and easier than we thought possible.