So you have a goal for the new year, and you’re excited about it! But in the back of your mind, you know that most new year’s resolutions don’t last for a whole year. A lot of them are lucky to get as far as February. So how can you follow through with your goals, knowing that the odds are stacked against you?
Welcome your off days
The trick is to welcome the uncertainty, the challenge, the likelihood that you’ll fall off the wagon. Instead of seeing the days when you don’t stick to your resolution as failures, see them as expected opportunities.
Of course you’re not yet the kind of person who accomplished your goal—that’s why it’s a goal. The process ahead of you is not just a process of executing your goal, but of becoming the person who can follow through with that goal.
Every off day is a day you get to learn what you need in order to become that person. This means you don’t need to focus on accomplishment so much as noticing.
And that’s why I recommend daily intention tracking.Read more “How to Follow Through With Goals”