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Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution: The Very Best Tip in the World to Make It Happen

Author: Dan Ortel 30 January 2012 No Comment

Ready? Can you hear the drum roll? Here it is: Ditch your New Year’s Resolution now!

Instead, carve out an hour some time this week to pause and reflect about one to three Goals you’d really like to accomplish this year. Decide how important each goal is to you. If a goal is important, then a) make a promise (to yourself) to pursue it, and b) take the first step immediately.

 

This calls for a mindset shift. We’ve become accustomed to the idea that a “resolution” is something that can be broken. A promise is different. Promises are serious. And if we can’t keep promises to ourselves, then to whom can we keep them? So let’s determine to be a Promise Keeper, instead of a Resolution Breaker this year. 

Did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control, almost all chronic disease is related to unhealthy lifestyles? Coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, and respiratory problems are all strongly linked to obesity, inactivity, and poor food choices.

So make yourself a promise and a commitment that doing fitness enhancing activities and making good food choices is now part of your life—permanently. Decide that health and fitness is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. We don’t do it because it’s fun (I certainly don’t); we work out and eat better because we have to.

If you want to get healthy, make a promise to pursue fitness and start immediately. My suggestion, of course: do a free consultation with me to assess your fitness level and make a strategic plan to keep your promise of achieving your goals.

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