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New Years Resolutions


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Success Guide for New Years' Resolutions.

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New Years Resolutions

  1. 1. NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS SUCCESS GUIDE 3 mistakes to avoid and what to do instead by Aphrodite Beidler
  2. 2. (Source: University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Date: Dec. 27, 2015. 
 Find it at: 8% That’s the percentage of people who make New Year’s resolutions and succeed in accomplishing them.
  3. 3. MISTAKE #1 Making a list. Your own list is your enemy! Goals require life changes. Change is hard. Your sheer willpower 
 wont make things happen. Pushing yourself hard, feeling stressed, and guilty, will make you give up sooner or later.
  4. 4. MISTAKE #2 Getting excited! I can hear you protesting! Listen. Getting all pumped up may keep you going for a few weeks but it will soon wear out. Excitement is not a reliable motivator. 
 Don't depend on it! Emotions change many times in a day. Hoping to use emotions to carry you through, for a year, is only wishful thinking.
  5. 5. MISTAKE #3 Making excuses. Procrastination, blaming the weather, 
 your workload, the economy, promising yourself you will do something tomorrow 
 is not the way to succeed.
  6. 6. 3 STEP GUIDE 
  7. 7. 1. USE PAST SUCCESS Write down what you have already accomplished in the last years. Criteria to select previous accomplishments: • Process: took you much more than one step. • Time: required much more than one day. • Value: have much more than one benefit.
  8. 8. 2. USE GOOD HABITS Write down which good habits kept you productive last year and years past. • Extract the daily routines that have made previous success possible. • Create new habits that simplify your life and free your time.
  9. 9. 3. GET FEEDBACK 1.Select one past accomplishments as foundation. 2.Plan to build, add, expand on it. 3.Create your blueprint. 4.Brake the process in small steps. 5.Develop criteria to evaluate each step. 6.Pause to rest and to evaluate. 7.Use the feedback to correct your process. 8.Continue until done.
  10. 10. Create an environment where 
 the only possible outcome 
 is success. STUCK THE DECK