How many times do you make a resolution New Year’s Eve and follow through until your goals are accomplished?
All too often, we start off with passion only allowing external interference’s to distract us from the ultimate goal. Even more likely, we loose sight of our goal and lack the behavioral capacity to stay focused long enough to get to the finish line.
Just think back for just a minute, how well did you do with your last gym membership or weight loss program? Another example would be your goal to find a new partner or even a new job? Did you follow through with the passion and tenacity necessary to be successful?
Sadly, 80% of our resolutions or goals are never met. What do we need to do different to get the desired results?
First, we need to come to terms with the fact that there are no such things as quick sustainable fixes, these are merely band-aids that will need further attention in the very near future.
If you are to make a transformational change, be resolute in your approach. Expect that it will take as many as 2-3 months of sustained effort to reach a new norm. Although your technical ability or knowledge is of great importance, it is your behavior that needs to be kept in check to ensure success.
We are living in a 24/7/365 environment and are connected at all times which causes major distraction making it that more difficult to be successful.
To be successful, it takes great focus and realistic stretch goals. It is something you will need to do every day for a sustained period of time before transformation takes place. Adding more to your plate makes it that much less likely to be successful.
Limit yourself to 1-2 focused change behaviors and remain resolute. It is your behavioral capacity or lack there off that will determine the final outcome.