You’ve seen it happen. You may have even been that person. For one week after the new year begins, you are meticulous about acquiring new habits and pursue them with an optimistic outlook – the thought of a fresh start. Yet, more quickly than not, it’s back to the same old routine.

This year, challenge yourself to continue building upon your goals without losing track of the feeling of motivation you woke up with on Jan. 1. Start off with some inspirational reading (Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s The ONE Thing and The ONE Thing Planner are great resources). And, keep your eyes on the prize with the help of these 10 tips.



#1 - Identify Your Big Why

When the going gets tough, what is the ONE Thing that will help you push through and visualize yourself at the end of the obstacle course?



Seek Accountability

Whether it's a fitness, career, or financial goal, buddy up with someone with a similar goal, or someone who inspires you to move forward. If your means allow, coaching may be a great option.




#3 - Set SMART Goals

That's specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time based. Having clear and direct goals in every area of your life will breathe fresh motivation into your journey.



#4 - Stay Creative and Inspire

Get motivated by inspiring others! Become a regular on online forums, or start a social media page focused on the goal that's nearest and dearest to your heart, or even on mindset as a whole.



Put Progress on Paper

Go old school with a notebook tracking your progress, or use an app to see how far you've come and stay inspired to keep going.




#6 - Plan It Out

Create a detailed plan for the aspects of your life you are trying to elevate. If it is a routine, make three versions, to account for various levels of busyness and energy.



#7 - Build Up

Instead of going full speed ahead and burning out, start small and work your way up to the next big milestone.




Train your mind in the art of resilience, and you'll have an easier time sticking to your goals.





#9 - Embrace Failure

You're bound to hit a roadblock or two along the way. The difference between giving up and moving forward is whether you let that derail your plans or shake it off.



Shift Your Perspective

Identify your limiting beliefs, or opinions that you might believe to be absolute truths, and challenge yourself to acknowledge alternative truths you may be ignoring.

Published on 2022-02-10 15:07:40