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Is It Stupid To Make New Year’s Resolutions?

It’s totally crazy…2014 is now just DAYS away.

So of course, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to solidify what you want for 2014 (if you haven’t already).

– What goals do you want to accomplish in 2014?
– What do you want your life to look like at the end of 2014?
– What do you want to change or do better at?

Those are the typical New Year Resolution questions that we ask ourselves right?

I don’t know about you, but there has definitely been times where I’ve felt like the whole “New Year’s Resolution” thing is stupid…it’s BS and a total waste of time.

Why?

Because there’s been a many of times where I’ve set all of these awesome goals…then, when I’ve looked back at the end of the year…I DID not accomplish them.

Has that ever happened to you? I think it’s safe to assume, YES, that happens to all of us! :-)

This past year in particular for me, I set some pretty major goals for myself, and there were many I DID NOT accomplish.

It sucks, and is sorta depressing you know?

BUT…the thing is this.

You HAVE TO…

#1) Set REALISTIC goals.

If you’re goals aren’t realistic in the first place…then you’re setting yourself up to fail.

They say…”ANYTHING is possible”…There is truth to that, but there is such a thing as setting crazy totally unrealistic goals. :-)

#2) You have to TRULY want to accomplish those goals and have to be crystal clear on how accomplishing/not accomplishing that goal will change your life.

In other words you need to be CRYSTAL clear on the PAIN that will come your way or continue if you do not accomplish a goal.

You also need to be crystal clear on the pleasure…the positive stuff that will come your way when you DO accomplish your goal.

Also, is this really a goal you want?

Or is this a goal imposed upon you by the world, your family, friends or some other outside thing. Your goals must be something YOU want to accomplish.

#3) You have to TRULY be willing to do what it takes to accomplish those goals.

Let’s be totally clear, open and honest about things.

Any type of hard goal that you set for yourself like…

– Losing 30 pounds of weight
– Building a $10,000+ month online business
– Making enough income to quit your job
– Etc.
– Etc.

It’s gonna take work. It’s gonna take daily, consistent work to git r’ done.

Are you really, truly, willing to put in the work? Are you willing to make sacrifices to accomplish your goal?

Lastly…

#4) You need some type of accountability, and you need to reward yourself as you take daily actions towards your goal.

I find the easiest way to get accountability is just to tell my wife, or a few friends what I want to accomplish.

Then I just tell them to ask me on a regular basis when they see me…

“How is X goal doing? Have you hit it yet?”

Or I’ll even go so far and tell my wife…

“My goal is to hit X by Y time. When we hit it, I want to go out and celebrate and we’re going to do Z”

(“Z” is something we both really really enjoy and love doing)

This makes it so…if I don’t accomplish this, my wife, is gonna be really really upset and disappointed in me.

I don’t know about you, but I hate disappointing or letting others down. It feels horrible!

I personally find, if I do not follow all 4 of the rules above…then my “New Year’s Resolutions” I’ve set are just a dream.

It’s something that I hope to “someday” accomplish.

That “someday”…CAN BE in 2014. It’s truly your choice and up to you!

Anyways, I hope you, & your family have a kick ass New Year! Let’s make 2014 the BEST YEAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yours In Success,

Jonathan “gonna Hit my goals this year” Register

What Do You Think? Did These Tips Help You? Do You Think Setting New Year’s Resolutions Is A Waste Of Time? Leave A Comment Below & Share Your Thoughts!

 

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Chuck Holmes says January 4, 2014

Great post. I think it’s good to set New Year’s Resolutions each year. Why wouldn’t you want to set a goal to improve your life? Now, your goals need to be realistic and you should have an action plan to achieve them. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself. Just my two cents. Thanks for sharing.

Chuck

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    Jonathan Register says January 8, 2014

    Thanks Chuck! Totally agree with you!

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