To be honest, neither can I.
Here’s a hint. Think Ryan Seacrest, bubbly beverages and loud noises (and no, I’m not talking about a Hollywood after party or visiting the set of American Idol).
You were ringing in a brand new year, with people you love and thinking about some things you wanted to do differently in 2015.
And at the time you probably were feeling pretty good about it. Today? Maybe not so much…
Don’t wave the white flag just yet. Not pursuing your New Year’s resolutions can actually be a good thing and I’ll explain why a little later.
FIRST SOME GOOD NEWS: You still have six months to get what you want done.
You got this friend!
And if you’re feeling a little discouraged – don’t worry, I’m here to help.
The 3 simple tips I’m sharing with you today will get you back on the progress train and on track to accomplishing the things you want to make happen this year.
- Keep your eyes on the prize.
The truth is it doesn’t matter what date your calendar says, it’s never too late for you to go after what you want in life. The most important thing is that you feel good about what you’re doing and get energy behind it. You can do this by telling your friends, family and co-workers about what you want to accomplish. Talking about it makes it real. If it’s not real it’s not happening.
Visual reminders also help you stay focused and motivated. Here are some examples: If you are looking for work – write down a specific action you’ll take each day on a colorful sticky note and post it where you can easily see it. Mirrors and computer screens are great spots.
Pictures work too. If you’re saving for a trip to Greece – make sure you have plenty of beautiful Greek Island pics posted within your view. If you’re trying to drop a few pounds, you won’t miss that new bathing suit you’re looking to fit into if you have a picture of it hanging on your refrigerator door.
- Remember the why.
To stay energized and motivated it’s important to remember why you wanted to accomplish your goals or tasks in the first place. If you still feel passionate and excited about them, there’s a much greater chance that you’ll get them done.
But if you’re not feeling it and are struggling to remember why you wanted to do it in the first place, you should rethink your intentions and seriously consider crossing those to-dos off your list. And please don’t think this is a bad thing. This will help you put your effort where your energy is to get positive results!
- Keep moving forward no matter what.
Small steps are better than no steps. And it doesn’t matter how fast you’re going as long as you keep moving forward. Here’s the reason why: When you start looking back you’ll beat yourself up for all the things you didn’t do this year. I know because I’ve done this millions of times myself. When you look back with regret, it zaps your good energy and steals your joy. It’s a HUGH confidence and motivation buster and a total waste of time and effort.
Today, choose to take small action — it could be as simple as cleaning out one shelf in your closet, researching one job or taking a 15 minute walk. Whatever it is — just DO IT!
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments below tell me:
What’s one of your favorite ways to get back on track when you’ve fallen off the progress train?
Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts and ideas with me and others. Being part of this solution-focused community will help you make a positive difference in your life and the lives of those you love.
Remember a more positive and happier life is within your reach. It starts by taking small steps in the direction you want to go. I know YOU CAN DO IT!!
Till next time,