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Making Your 2017 Resolutions Stick

January 4, 2017

 

Every January people flock to their nearest gym,  health club,  boot camp & personal training facility in the hopes of turning things around. 

 

The whole concept of a New Year & a New Me appeals to a lot of people and it's easy to see why. 

But there is one major issue. 

 

Statistics show that only 8% of people that make a new years resolution actually see it through and achieve their goal. 

 

The other 92% fall short of the mark and ultimately 'fail' at the resolution. 

 

There's more gyms,  health clubs and personal trainers then ever before and yet more people are failing then succeeding,  

 

Why?

 

-> The system is flawed! 

 

Being in the 92% of failed resolutions leaves you feeling disappointed with yourself and frustrated but it's not through a lack of effort. 

 

The majority go about setting goals and resolutions the RIGHT way but they miss the most crucial step. 

Simply writing a goal on paper is NOT enough. 

 

-> The 5 Steps To Making It Stick;

 

1. Write down EXACTLY what you want to accomplish. 

 

Seems simple enough,  however this is where the problems begin.  If your goal is not specific enough,  you'll never hit the target. 

 

Imagine attempting to drive to a friends house and only knowing what suburb they live in. 

 

Without the exact street name and house number,  it's going to be pretty challenging to end up at the right house isn't it. 

 

The same rule applies here.

 

E.g "Losing weight" is NOT an exact goal. 

 

"Losing 9 kilo's " IS an exact goal. 

 

2. Devise a plan and see it through. 

 

Setting the goal is the first piece of the puzzle.  Once you've set a specific goal,  you then need to devise a plan to achieve it. 

 

If your goal is fitness/weight loss based you'll need to incorporate a healthy combination of training and nutrition intervention. 

 

This could be walking for 40 minutes 3 times per week and cutting back on the beers.  It could be hiring a coach that can help you with a specific training and nutrition plan customized to you,  like the service we provide at Holeshot. 

 

If you'd like some help with this,  please don't hesitate to contact us. 

 

3. Surrounding yourself with people who are striving towards achieving a common goal. 

 

There is a saying that states "You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with".

We stand by this and cannot stress the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are all striving towards a common goal. 

 

The environment you put yourself in can have a massive impact on the outcome of your efforts and the people you spend the most time with can have a potentially devasting effect on your goals. 

 

The same goes in reverse,  putting yourself in a positive environment and surrounding yourself with positive,  motivated individuals makes the journey a lot easier. 

 

4. Start with the END in mind and revisit this frequently. 

 

This comes back to step #1. When you set an exact goal you need to know what the END/Outcome looks like. 

 

This is important so you can remain focused when times get challenging. 

 

Reviewing your progress and seeing how much further you've got to go and being able to correct course along the way is extremely important. 

 

If you don't know what 'it' looks like,  how can you find it? 

 

If you don't know what 'it' looks like,  how do you know if you're close to reaching it? 

 

If you don't know what 'it' looks like,  how can you make any necessary changes or adjustments to the plan? 

 

You need to start with the END in mind and revisit this frequently. 

 

5. Enlist an accountability buddy. 

 

This can be as simple as posting your goals on Facebook for the world to see or asking a mate to hold you to your word. 

 

Hiring a coach to hold you accountable is a great place to start but YOU need to be able to make adult decisions and have adult level responsibility for your actions. 

 

All too often people enlist an accountability buddy and then use that person as a scapegoat for not doing what they were supposed to do. 

 

The mindset of you have towards personal accountability is HUGE.

 

Ultimately YOU are 100% responsible for your results. 

Seeking someone or something to blame is actually avoiding the reality of not following through with what you said you would do. Creating change is hard and takes continuous effort but after a few weeks it soon becomes habit.

 

Motivation gets you started until your new habit forms and then the habits take over. Having someone to hold you accountable is great, you've just got to be open to being called out when it's needed and understand that it all falls on you.

 

No matter who you employ as your accountability buddy, you are responsible for you.

 

-> Time To Join The 8%

 

Now you know the 5 steps to actually making your 2017 New Year's stick it's time to put them into action.

 

-> Write down your specific goal/outcome

 

-> Devise a step-by-step plan to make it happen.  (Like a recipe for baking a cake)

 

-> Find a coach or a group of like minded individuals and work together to accomplish your common goals

 

-> Know what 'it' looks like and revisit your progress,  review and adjust course along the way

 

-> Get someone to hold you accountable and be responsible for your actions or excuses. 

 

Now,  go make 2017 your bitch! 

 

All too often people enlist an accountability buddy and then use that person as a scapegoat for not doing what they were supposed to do. 

The mindset of you have towards personal accountability is HUGE.

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