May 152013

an arrow shooting into the year 2013 textIt is already only February, but apparently, 99% of us have already broken our new year’s resolutions… but it’s not too late, you can start again and use these 5 tips to take it more seriously this time!

Like others you’ve set yourself some goals that you want to achieve by the end of 2013 but unlike 99% of other people and unlike last year you want to stick to these goals.

Well, there are many things you can do to help yourself to stick to your goals but five of the really best things to do are:

1. Be Very Specific

If you really want to achieve something it’s important that you be very specific. For example if you want to make more money make sure you know exactly how much more money you want to make or if you want to lose weight like many people do then you need to know how much weight you want to have lost by the end of the year.

2. Add Emotion To Your Goals

Us humans act on emotion, it’s important then that you tie emotion to your goals. So, if you do want to lose weight then think about the reasons why you are losing weight, maybe it’s because you want to be more attractive to the opposite sex or you want to be able to run around with your children.

3. Use The Power of Visualization

A study was once done where a basketball team was divided into three groups and one group practiced their free throws and also spent time visualizing themselves free throwing, the second group just visualized and the third group just practiced the free throws and did no visualizing.

The results of the study showed that the group that visualized and practiced improved the most and that the group who did just the visualizing improved better than the group who did nothing but practice.

I’m sure you can see then that the power of visualization can really help you to achieve your goals. Make sure then that you take time each day to really picture yourself achieving your goals, and don’t make these visualization mistakes – the more feeling and emotion you can insert the better!

Take a look at our affirmations for visualizing to improve your visualization skills!

4. Make Use of Positive Affirmations

How you think determines what you will get in life. To achieve your goals then it’s important that you think in a way that allows you to achieve them and that can be done by using the power of positive affirmations.

Positive affirmations are positive statements that describe the person you want to be and what you do is you take these affirmations and you repeat them aloud at least twice a day and what happens is eventually the way you think starts to change and you end up with a mindset that is much more conductive to you living the life you want.

5. Tell a Friend

Make yourself accountable by telling a friend what your goals and ambitions are. When we keep them to ourselves and we don’t follow through then no one knows, we don’t lose face..

However, if you tell other people, then they will check on you, you increase your accountability and add extra pressure to perform, to stick to your goals and to reach your destination.