“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” ― Darren Hardy
You’ve heard about it every year since you became an adult, leaving the old year behind and planning a fresh start in the new year. It sounds super good in theory but so often it doesn’t work. You make New Year’s resolutions or commit to create positive changes in your life with every intention of following through.
You start the year out enthusiastic and all gung-ho and after a few weeks it all fizzles. It’s so frustrating!
Here’s the thing. It is possible to implement long-lasting behavioral changes and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to do it! (Really any time is a good time so if your reading this at a later date don’t wait to begin.) The only thing that’s necessary to create change is that you take action and follow through on your plans.
Sounds simple right? If you’ve tried before and haven’t been successful then you know it may be simple but it certainly isn’t easy. If you’ve experienced a life altering event, like I did with breast cancer, it can be easier to make lasting changes and to stay committed when your health depends on it. But what if that’s not the case?
What can you do to change your good intentions into new habits that last a lifetime?
- Set realistic, measurable goals
- Write down your intentions and review them several times a day
- Get an accountability partner
- Have a strong reason for why you want to succeed
- Visualize what your life will be like when this behavior has become second nature
- Every day track your actions related to the change you want to make
The single most important thing you can do to be successful is to start slow and do a little every day. Little by little a little becomes a lot. Consistency is the key to achievement.
If something is important enough and you really want whatever the results are, you CAN make it happen! Just get started. Every day you do the practice is one day closer to creating a habit and the outcome your desire. Have a slip up? So! Get back at it the next day. Don’t let one failure make you lose focus and sabotage your plan.
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Remember: "Good intentions won’t change your life, action and commitment will."