Achieve Success Don’t give into temptation to change
everything at once.
Write your goal down. Be positive. Be very specific. Make a
step-by-step list of what you need to do.
For example, let’s say you want to lose weight. Your “big
mistake” might be to go to the grocery store without a plan in mind. You go and
buy tons of salad fixings. About day five, you realize you can’t possibly eat
another salad without gagging. You are starving. If you’d planned, you’d have looked into what
diet might suit your eating and lifestyle, found some recipes online, learned
what healthy snacks to choose, maybe even hired a nutritionist or joined a
group, like Weight Watchers. In some way, you’d have used your plan to arm
yourself with a grocery list and menu that you can live with and still succeed.
Make a list of the steps you need to take in order to be
successful with the resolution you made.
Post it where you have to see it. Over the sink on the bathroom mirror is a
Don’t start more than one project at a time. It’s a terrible feeling to be
overwhelmed and feel that everything is started and nothing completed. No one
said change was easy. If you’ve several resolutions, choose a logical one to
begin with. A few weeks or months down the road, you can add a second one. It
would be an awful lot to decide to learn Chinese, take up marathon running, go
on a strict diet and organize your entire house. They are all worthy goals but
don’t overdo it. Pick one to begin with.
Until next time …