Updated: May 25, 2018
I have read so many posts, opinions, articles, and blogs about how to make sure you keep and complete your New Year resolutions. I think it's pretty safe to say that the desire to complete a goal is part of our human nature. But if we look at the facts, not very many people complete them.
One of my favorite speakers and authors, Jon Acuff, has set out to solve this mystery, "Why can't people complete goals?" Here are a few of my favorite tips.
Set small goals. A lot of the time people set goals that are overwhelming or intimidating. And sometimes even unrealistic (such as losing 100 pounds in 1 month). Cut yourself some slack. Start small and remember that even baby steps still move you forward.
Have Fun. If there is a goal that makes you want to sprint in the opposite direction, you most likely will not complete that goal. Pick goals that get you excited. Or if it's a goal that has to get done, how can you make it fun? "Life's better when you're having fun"-Someone wise.
Find your why. Why do you want to complete that certain goal? To be healthier? To learn more about something you're interested in? To further your career? Figure out the why and focus on it. It will make it easier to wake up and head to the gym.
I try to apply all of these when considering my New Year goals. So I have finally settled on a list I feel will both challenge me, and make me a better human.
1. Read 20 Books
2. Learn a new skill
3. Travel to a new place
4. Be on time
5. Dress for success
6. Read the Old Testament
I am excited to tackle this list.
I would love to hear some of your New Years resolutions! Comment them below.
“Hustle isn't just doing the things you love all the time. Hustle is doing the things you don't enjoy sometimes to earn the right to do the things you love.” ― Jon Acuff