It’s the start of another year and time to plan how you are going to achieve your next set of goals.
From past experience, you may find that as the year passes by, you find yourself end up doing the same things you did the previous year, and the year before that.
Therefore, in the event that you really like to improve in 2019, it’s time to begin doing things differently.
Here are a few tips to consider:
#1. SEEK OUT POSITIVE ONES AND SHUT OUT NEGATIVE PEOPLE
Negativity is very contagious. It can spread steadily through a workplace, a home and a community.
We all know people who constantly complain or in general tend to see the negative side of everything.
Sadly, these people sometimes pass their feelings on to people around them. If you allow yourself to be affected by this people’s negativity, you’ll struggle feeling motivated to accomplish your goals.
Choose to associate with enthusiastic, positive and hard-working people. Just like negativity, positivity will rub off on you as well.
#2. TAKE THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS THE POSITIVE CHANGE, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT IS
Keen to get healthy and fit? Take a short walk to the market down the road instead of driving.
Big things often start with the smallest actions. However remember, you have to be able to build on these small steps and stay driven towards accomplishing your ultimate goal.
#3. STOP WASTING TIME
Time is your most valuable asset. If you are spending it unproductively, then the positive change you are aiming to achieve won’t be possible.
Most of us know when we are wasting time, regardless of whether it be watching TV, unproductive talk, scrolling through social media, playing judo or video games. Sometimes we all have to kick back and relax, however this should be balanced with activities that will take us closer to the positive change we need to achieve. It’s time for you to make the most of your time.
#4. MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE AS PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
When you focus on what you have to accomplish each day, your journey to change will turn into a natural part of your routine.
The hard work is going to become less intimidating and seeing the rewards that accompany it will keep you motivated. Remind yourself of your set goals; write your goals down on piece of paper and keep them close.
#5. BE COURAGEOUS AND RELENTLESS
There is no way around it – positive change requires determination, self-motivation and courage.
Ensure that you have a plan for accomplishing your goals, you then focus on executing it.
Make sure that you’re relentless in chasing down your dreams. And when you encounter a setback, don’t let it bring you down. Continue pushing ahead.
#6. THINK ABOUT THE REWARDS, AND NOT THE CHALLENGES
Any time that you feel like a challenge is too overwhelming or difficult, remind yourself of your end goal.
Think about the satisfaction you are going to feel when you’ve overcome it.
Understand that successfully taking the difficult steps will make the way towards positive change that much easier.
Begin doing things differently and be ready to make 2019 your best year yet.