Some people like a challenge, others like to problem solve. By framing your New Year resolutions in the correct way, it will help you to achieve it!
Think about this, each year thousands of people make New Year resolutions. The problem is that for many it is the same resolution as last year and the year before and the year before! So in some way the thought of failure is already there.
You can make this year better!
The intention is always there and for a lot of people you will achieve your goals. For others however, life, distraction and other influences will get in the way. A simple but effective way to help you achieve you goals is to frame them in such a way that they inspire you to take action. Let's look at some of the different ways to frame a goal.
My goal is to ...
My challenge is to ...
I (will) (am going to) achieve ...
These are just 3 examples so have a play with the words you know and take a moment to notice which saying has the best effect on you. For some people a challenge is what they want in life, to others it may seem too much and a goal is better. There are so many words that can be used like: get, reach, succeed, overcome, dare and many more. So take some time to frame your goal in such a way that it naturally inspires you to take action.
If it means asking a friend to challenge or dare you, get them to do that. I have a friend and if someone tells them they can't do something guess what, they get motivated to prove that person wrong. Everyone is different so by framing your goal in the way that makes you take action you are using your own natural abilities to succeed.
Now for some people framing the goal in the right way will motivate them in a massive way, to others it will make things a bit easier. If you're unsure try a couple, talk to a friend who knows you and it can be tweaked or re-framed to work better for you.
"What I think a lot of great marathon runners do is envision crossing that finish line. Visualization is critical. But for me, I set a lot of little goals along the way to get my mind off that overwhelming goal of 26.2 miles. I know I've got to get to 5, and 12, and 16, and then I celebrate those little victories along the way." - Bill Rancic