Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 
I can't believe that it is already 2016.  The beginning of a new year. An opportunity to start anew. A time to resolve to be better.  Resolutions are decisions that people commonly make this time of the year.  Common resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, and exercise more.  Unfortunately, only around 10 percent of people actually achieve the resolutions they set for themselves.  So what do these 10 percent of people do that the rest of us don't?  One answer may be motivation. The sucessful 10 percent may have figured out how to keep themselves motivated throughout the year more effectively than most.  Therefore, I have chosen a few motivation techniques that I found to be interesting. Let's take a look on how we can keep ourselves motivated, not only with our resolutions, but in our everyday lives.  1. When you make a plan, anticipate bumps.  Before even trying to achieve a goal, identify possible areas that may fail. People who plan for obstacles are more likely to stick with projects than those who don’t. 2. Be Positive. Instead of focusing on what's not working and bad experiences, focus on what is working. 3. Know what you want.
Have a clear vision of what you want your life to look like and who you want to be. Have your motto be "Never say never."

4. Don't give up.

Understand that a sure way to lose a battle is to quit. Don't let quitting be an option. 

5. Surround yourself with a good support group. 

Friends are those who are trustworthy, positive, supportive, and bring out the best in you. Find good friends who will help you take on the world side by side and, when needed, help you get back on your feet again.     (Mike)