The start of new beginnings encourages us to plan fresh starts and breakthroughs for our daily lives, and ideally, this motivation is intended to last through the year, rather than fade after a week or few months.
The key to successfully creating new year’s resolutions is by making them reasonable, realistic, and genuine stepping stones towards achieving your goals and desires, instead of making emotionally-driven decisions and commitments that are both unrealistic and unachievable.
Here are a few essential steps you can take to truly achieve your new year’s resolutions!
Create a well-defined goal
You have to know what exactly it is you want. Without a clear and well-defined goal, it is easy to get distracted and derailed. If you want to bring real changes into your life, you must first identify what specific aspects of improvements you want to achieve.
Leave your comfort zone
Life is full of possibilities and opportunities beyond your comfort zone, but embracing them can be tough and challenging. Leaving your comfort zone will lead you to your growth. You will learn deeper about yourself, your capacities, your strengths, and weaknesses. By leaving your comfort zone, you not only reach a level of self-discovery but also expound your horizons.
Let go of regrets
Regrets will only limit what you can do. Realistically, you can't go back in time and fix what you regret, so the only way forward is letting it go. Allow yourself to believe that you can move forward and grow for the better. You can control how to create and manage your present and future.
Stop comparing your growth
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” —Theodore Roosevelt
The habit of comparing your growth to others will not lead to success. Build your empire and focus on your own success. Seek ways to be inspired without comparing yourself to others. Make an effort to look after yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually. Strive to improve yourself a little bit every day and learn to enjoy your small victories. Remember, it is the small wins that add up to big celebrations. Your day will come if you keep sowing the seeds of success today.
When you see your flaws and mistakes and improve them, you make a better decision in order to be better and to grow. Change is inevitable. When nothing changes and your life continues to worsen, it's time to take action. It is not an easy task, nor does it change overnight. In order to make a difference, you must be patient and persistent. Nobody would do it but you.
The only real catalyst for change in your life is you. Life is dynamic and change is inevitable. This year, learn to stick to your new year’s resolution successfully by taking measurable steps. Building habits take time, so allow yourself the patience and grace it takes. The journey is not easy, nor does it happen overnight, but we must power through. Persistence and consistency will see you through. Nobody else can bring the change you crave but you.