On New Years Eve, many of us make (or consider making) a resolution to achieve a personal goal. This is the opportunity for a clean start, you're once a year opening to take on a new challenge and achieve something worth while. Want to make a difference this year? Here are 10 keys to achieving results with your resolution for the New Year.
1. Put Some Thought into Your Resolution 作出决定之前要三思
Take your time; make a realistic resolution, one that you have considered and you believe can be accomplished. No need to make it life changing, profound or of great significance to others. Make a resolution that has meaning and significance to you. Put some thought into it, make it a resolution that has some meaning and a level of purpose in your life.
2. Make It Realistic 现实一点儿
Do not make a resolution that is unreasonable or next too impossible to obtain, you are only setting yourself up to be discouraged and disappointed. Set a goal that can be achieved in steps or phases, one that you have a chance of being successful at.
3. Set A Firm Resolution 设立一个明确的决定
The focus of your resolution needs to be on the outcome. If you weight 180 pounds and you want to lose 30 pounds, then your resolution is "I want to weight 150 pounds this year", not just a simple "I want to lose weight." Now you have a specific goal, you have a target, you know what you are working towards and what you want to achieve.
4. Set A Timetable 制定时间表
What is the difference between a goal and a dream? A goal is a dream with a deadline. It makes a huge impact on your ability to obtain a resolution when you can attach a specific timetable and deadline to achieve your resolution.
Whatever your resolution, you need to acknowledge that, if it is a worthwhile resolution, it will take time and effort. By setting a timetable and a deadline, you will be able to track your progress to achieve the resolution you desire.
5. Make A Plan 制定计划
It makes sense that if you are serious about achieving resolution results a little pre-planning might be a worthwhile effort. Whatever your resolution, take time to assess how much time and effort it will take to ensure success and then schedule the time and make the effort to make your plan deliver resolution.
6. Find Resources 寻找资源
If this is a new challenge, or something that you have been unable to accomplish in the past, you may need some help to ensure your success. Do some research by checking resources on the Internet or ask a friend or a family member. The important thing is to explore resources to educate yourself on techniques and skills that assist you in achieving your resolutions.
7. Remind Yourself Every Day 每天都要提醒自己
Your resolution may have been near the top of your list of things to do on January 1, but after a few months, it has a tendency to slowly work its way down the list. In many instances, your resolution actually falls off the "to-do" list. One way to combat this challenge is to create a simple prompt that you will see everyday to remind you of your resolution. The easiest thing to do is to write your resolution down on a small piece of paper and tape it to the mirror in your bathroom. This way, every morning you will see the note and remind yourself of your resolution.
8. Don't Give Up 不要放弃
Most people start the New Year with lot of enthusiasm and energy to ensure their resolution will be a success. Then after a while, the excitement goes away.Don't panic, your commitment to your resolution is not destroyed. Remember, your resolution is for the entire New Year, which gives you a whole 365 days to accomplish your goal. Start today, you can start a resolution any day you want to.
9. Find A Resolution Partner 找个搭档
A great way to ensure success is to find a New Year's Resolution partner. Ask around and find someone who is serious about making their New Year's Resolution as success. Make an agreement to meet at least once a month to discuss your resolution, provide updates and to give each other support. Exchange e-mail updates on a weekly basis. Having someone to talk to about your resolution and hearing about someone else's resolution is a powerful motivator.
10. Reward Yourself 奖励自己
Don't forget to reward yourself for achieving success. You have made a significant commitment to do something important and meaningful; you need to be commended for your initiative and must be rewarded for your effort.
Use your imagination; make it something that you would not normally treat yourself to, because you earned it.