New Year, New You: Starting With Mindset

Mindset is about dedicating oneself to a goal and understanding what it requires to accomplish it.

Avoid Resolution Regret

Research shows that about 55% of people will have
abandoned their new year’s resolutions within the first six
months of the new year. The problem is that we often set
goals that we aren’t invested in or that are too difficult to
maintain. Take a moment to reflect on your achievements in 2018. Now, consider what you would like to achieve in 2019.

Start With the Why Chain

Dig a little deeper into “why” you want to set a specific goal.
This will allow you to get in touch with your intrinsic
motivator (your why or your “IT” that keeps you going when
the times get tough).

  • “Why Chain” Exercise:
    • Ask yourself these series of questions (at least 3 whys)
      • Which goal is most important to you?
      • WHY is this goal important to you?
      • WHY is that important to you?
      • Lastly, WHY is that important to you?

Weekly Tips To Stay On Track

Now that you know what the goal is and why it’s important to
you, here are some simple strategies to help create a positive
and productive mindset throughout the year:

  • Week 1: Write it down. You are 43% more likely to achieve your goal if you write it down

  • Week 2: Break it down. When you break down your goal into smaller steps you create an action plan.

  • Week 3: Share it. Sharing your goal with someone creates accountability and you commit to it.

  • Week 4: Visualize it. Set your intention for the day and visualize success on daily tasks.

  • Week 5: Check in. Set periodic reassessments to check-in and reevaluate your goals and progress.

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