One-Word Goal Versus New Years Resolutions

imagesWelcome to the second full week in January. By this point many people have already broken their New Years Resolutions. Perhaps you fit into this category? If so, it is acceptable as most people break their New Years Resolutions by now. However, it is not too late to change your approach towards your resolutions. Allow me to explain.

Imagine you set the goal of working out in 2015. Rather than expecting to workout five days a week in 2015, set a goal to work out five days a week by the end of 2015. This turns your goal of working out your end goal than an instant change. After all, it is setting the standard really high to expect permanent change overnight.

HomeImage-OneWordYet this is what we expect when the calendar changes from 31 December 2014 to 1 January 2015. Let us be honest, setting an immediate resolution is a tough challenge. Instead, turn your resolution into a one-word goal. If you are like many people who choose working out as your resolution, turn it into a one-word goal of “fitness.” By making it one-word you are able to simplify and remember the goal much easier. As a result, by the end of 2015 you can see better success than resolving to accept possible failure from an unrealistic New Years Resolution.

Admittedly, this idea came from a friend of mine, Sally Stewart, who has set a one-word goal for herself over the past few years. From her approach I have set a one-word goal this year, which I will share later in the week. Personally, I know it already works because I was doing this one-word goal approach last year without even knowing it. My guess is, you do it more than your realize too. Therefore, I look forward to sharing with you my one-word goal and choosing to intentionally work towards it in 2015.

One Reply to “One-Word Goal Versus New Years Resolutions”

  1. Love this thought! As it stands I have not even begun my resolutions so this idea is making me think I have too high expectations of myself. Time to reassess!

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