The calendar does what it always, moves forward. While the change of a year is arbitrary, it does serve as a wake-up call for millions to take stock and try to improve their lives. I’m one of those millions. In fact, I’ve felt the push to improve for a full week now. (More on that later this week.)
New Year’s resolutions don’t change much year to year. Last year I wrote researched 7 simple ways to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution.
Seriously, that’s all you need, so just click that link.
You’re still here? Why?
The fact that you are still here is a good sign. It tells me that you have persistence or grit. This is important to succeed in any New Year resolution.
Want to know how much grit you have? Bestselling author Angela Duckworth has a Grit Scale test. On the 0 to 5 scale, I scored a -37. Yikes. On the bright side, you can be confident that you are ahead of me.
The general ideas are great for building a foundation on how to succeed with your resolution, but I thought I’d cover a few more. Here are some common resolutions and my very best tips:
- Get Financial Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. I don’t use ultimate lightly. This is a fairly thorough guide.
- Be More Productive: Be Better Now: Productivity. Hint: Focus on the highlighted blue box.
- Be Healthy: How To Be Healthy. This isn’t my best guide, but it’s a good starting point
Personally, I’d pick one area (more than one is setting yourself up to overwhelmed) and read the specifics and jot down a few notes. Then I’d use the Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolution article to set up a plan to keep motivated… which is the most difficult part.