Tips for Flourishing in 2014

insirationEvery year more than 40% of Americans make New Years Resolutions, and only 8% of people achieve their New Years Resolutions.

Let this year be the year that you finally take those steps to changing the aspects of your life that you’ve been waiting to do until now. Make this year productive and compelling, and let January 1st be the start of positive changes in your life.

Focus and motivation are the two most important components in achieving your goal. So while we are still in December plan, plan, and then plan again.

New Years Resolutions are often perceived to be extreme life makeovers, which can be overwhelming. You need be honest with yourself. Chose goals that are attainable, when people chose unrealistic goals, they tend to get frustrated and quit before they really even get started.

You don’t have to save thousands of dollars or drop ten sizes to have a productive resolution. You just have to have a goal, a plan, and the desire to achieve and maintain success. Break down your goal into small goals, so you can be achieving even a fraction of your main goal each day. It’s uplifting when you set small hurdles for yourself each day, and tackle them with a positive, charismatic attitude, instead letting the long-term goal overwhelm you.

Make your goals as clear and detailed as possible and assume that nothing is too small to include in your plan for success. Make a calendar and keep a journal so you can stay accountable to yourself. When you see yourself progressing, the results will drive you further to making your goal.

It’s easy to make a resolution; the real challenge is defying the statistic. As Cavett Robert said, “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”