How to succeed with your resolutions

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Here are four characteristics of those who tend to be more successful with achieving their resolutions

 
1. They Don’t Go At It Alone

Those who are successful very rarely go at it alone. Instead, they have a support team of people. Whether this is a personal trainer, a nutritionist, a friend, or a family member, they always have someone in their corner, cheering them on. Social support can be very significant when it comes to keeping your goals, so it’s not something to overlook or take lightly. So maybe try an activity at your local community centre.

 

2. They Figure Out A Clear Game Plan

They know the goal they are going to work towards and then figure out a step by step plan to get there.

There’s no questioning how they are going to do it – they already know. When the plan is made, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other and you’ll be on track in the right direction.

If they don’t know how to get there, they find someone who does and get assistance from them; maybe a GP or a fitness professional.

 

3. They Accept Struggle

Another thing that those who are successful do is accept struggle. They know there will be hard times and also times when they aren’t on track.  They don’t view set-backs as a personal failure, but rather a chance to learn and grow. This change in thinking patterns helps ensure they learn from their mistakes and they never toss in the towel at the first hard moment they encounter. Let other people know your goal – this helps to be more accountable.

 

4. They Value the Process

They enjoy the hard work they put in and look forward to what each day brings. They aren’t just counting down the hours until they reach the finish line and hating every second of it. By learning to enjoy the process and seeing all that it’s bringing you in terms of personal growth and experience, you can shift your pattern of thought and help keep yourself on track.

Very few people are able to realize success with their resolutions, but with the right mindset, you can be one of those few who do.

 
Find out more 

For assistance in identifying local opportunities, check out what is available at your local community centre or recreation centre. It is important to find something that works for you, something that you enjoy doing (otherwise you won’t keep doing it) and helps you get the results that you would like. If you would like some assistance with this, you can contact Jim Binder (Coordinator - Wellbeing Programs) on 8406 8251 or email jbinder@salisbury.sa.gov.au.