A New Beginning
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose—not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
Have you already thrown in the towel regarding your New Year’s resolution? If so, you’ve got a lot of company. Research indicates that only 8% of people stick with their resolutions more than 30 days. But it’s not too late to begin again, but before you do, here are some important questions to ask yourself:
- Was my resolution SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely)?
- If it wasn’t, how can I make it so? For example, instead of having a vague resolution to “get healthier”, setting a goal to exercise at least 30 minutes four days each week.
- What are potential barriers to achieving this new resolution (ex. not having enough time after work to exercise)
- How can I overcome the barriers (ex. exercising during my lunch hour)?
- What small rewards can I give myself for meeting goals (ex. enjoying a luxurious bath after each workout)?What are your thoughts about this topic?