A couple of days ago, you probably made a promise to yourself that this year, you would be a better person, whether it be through losing the excess weight you put on in 2016 or reading more. I want you to remember the energy and passion you had when you first told yourself that 2017 was going to be different. How do you feel now? Do you feel the fire you felt a couple of days ago? Have you continued to work towards achieving the goal you decided to achieve?
If the answer is no to any of the above questions, do not feel too bad. It is not uncommon to have an initial burst of motivation, only for that fire to die down into small smoldering embers. It happens to everyone. However, the difference between those who achieve the goals they set are the ones who break those goals down into habits.
Take the goal you have, and break it down into smaller actions that you will then turn into habits. For example, if your goal was to lose weight, the tasks you would perform could include having a healthy breakfast or going to the gym. Then once you’ve broken the goal down into smaller tasks, you would then proceed to perform them daily.
You decided to take action this year and you were able to find the motivation. All you need to do now is to build these habits and I am confident that you will achieve the goals that you have set for 2017.