If you’re like most people, you’re probably setting a few resolutions for 2017.
The top resolutions most people set:
The problem isn’t with the act of resolving. The problem is the downward spiral of:
I see it EVERY DAY. People spend year after year in this vicious cycle. I did, too. Here’s how I broke the death spiral.
Start with these big questions:
These should form a clear picture of the OUTCOMES of your actions.
By focusing on the outcomes, you’ll create an emotional connection to success. Focusing on the actions is what MOST people do–and that’s why they fail. You don’t connect to actions – you connect with results. The clearer the picture, the stickier the habit.
Next, identify barriers to achieving those resolutions, and plan to overcome them in advance.
“I want to go on a Disney Cruise in 2017. What are the barriers to doing so?”
Next, identify clear actions that are necessary on a monthly basis.
Break these into daily habits. Aim for 80% perfection (don’t let a daily setback derail a solid month.)
FINALLY (and this is critical): identify what’s ALREADY WORKING and build on that.
Don’t like running on a treadmill? Me neither. Don’t resolve to do it.
Don’t like exercising alone? Me neither. That’s why I go to CrossFit 6:30 Group.
Don’t like exercising in a group? Cool. Get a real coach and follow the program to maximize adherence.
Don’t like diets or counting or doing math with your food? Me neither. Start with solid habits.
I’ll let you make the last choices yourself, or you can contact CrossFit 2311 for guidance (our “No-Sweat Intro” is free and will help you map out all of the above.) Click here to book a free consultation.
There’s nothing wrong with making resolutions on January 1.
Things usually don’t go wrong at all until January 14.
When you fail at your resolutions, you blame yourself, and set up a pattern of failure.
Break free: start with the end in mind.
Love yourself in 2017!