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How many times have you sat down at the end of December and thought, “This year is going to be MY year!”? Then January 1st rolls around and you feel excited, motivated, and committed to your New-Year-New-You goals. But somehow by January 5th, you’re back on the couch with a bag of chips and your third glass of wine.
This is a common scenario, largely because goal setting is the easy part—it’s having the right mindset, creating a plan, and staying consistent that’s hard. But why? Why is it so dang hard to set a goal and stay committed to it? For starters, too many times we rush into the goal (“I’m going to lose weight!”) without thinking about the results we are truly after, what steps we need to take in order to achieve the goal, and what could potentially get in the way of our success.
But this year can be different. By taking the right steps, from setting your goals and creating accountability, to preparing for the hard stuff and finally, celebrating your success, you can achieve each of the things you set out to do. Here’s how: