New Year is a start, a new one. New Year promises can keep us excited for a while. Many of us conclude that New Year will bring us different results, such as relationships, health, and financial freedom. We think that everything, or almost everything, will change to the right. Unfortunately, thinking and waiting for changes will not achieve the desired results.
Without action, we do not get out of bed. Without effort, we do not move from one point to the next.
Everything moves around us. We are part of the movement, big or small.
Do not talk
Plenty of us like to brag about what we would like to do after New Year. When we talk about our plans, we scatter the energy that could serve for actions. Sometimes after the conversation about our projects, we feel that we have already done something. Did we? We can feel ashamed because we did not move from the dead point.
New Year promises in action
Small steps are better compared to nothing. If you want to lose weight, start with an analysis of food quality. The quality must be outstanding, not quantity. By changing junk food to nutritious, you will feel energetic and fulfilled.
Do you feel lazy? Do you want to go to the gym but you are shy? You can start by walking outside. Choosing stairs over the elevator, walking in the park, driving a bicycle, or walking a dog from the shelter will allow you to feel better in a few ways. You will find that you are not alone. Plenty of people go out and move. You do not need to run marathons. Just move.
Later on, you can start with more pressing tasks such as exercises. Small steps lead to bigger jobs. You will see how the energy will return to you.
How about financial freedom?
Many people try the lottery. If somebody wins, how about happiness? Most of them regret winning.
Small steps are reaching financial freedom work too. Start by clearing out your wishes and expectations. Do you know what you want from life? You must formulate real goals. Just saying that I want to be rich does not lead anywhere.
When you know what you want, you can look for ways to accomplish it.
- Look for people who have already achieved your desired goals.
- Create a plan and stick to it.
- Revise the plan and follow your dream.
- Ask for advice—research material regarding your goal.
Find like-minded people
People who are serious about accomplishing New Year’s goals can be great support and advisers to you.
You can support each other, comfort, and help with encouraging words when everything seems dull and far away.
Having support and aid from friends or coworkers means a lot. Of course, if they are serious about completing tasks. Doubters and haters are not welcome to participate in our journey.
Record your progress
When you write goals on paper or on the computer, you document your actions. It does not matter how small your steps are. These measures show that you took steps. It is progress that will transition you from one level to another.
- Know that you want
- Find a support group or friends
- If you are strong, you can do it by yourself
- Be realistic
- Record and track your progress
- Do not blame yourself if something goes wrong
- Breath, relax, and start again
New Year promises can become a reality if we would take action.