3 STEPS TO MAKE SURE YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS AND STICK TO YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
The start of a New Year is a great opportunity for a fresh start. Like many people, you've probably thought about what you would like the coming year to be like. Maybe you've even writen down your goals and made New Year's resolutions. This is a great thing, since it makes you focus on your future with more clarity.
Whatever your goals may be, living a healthier life, improving your relationships at home or at work, starting a new business, losing weight, etc., here are 3 steps you can take to make sure you stick to them and actually achieve them.
1. BECOME AWARE OF YOUR SELF-TALK, YOUR THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS
It's one thing to be all excited about your new goal, but another to keep that little voice inside your head (that, by the way, is only trying to keep you safe) in alignment with it. You may want to improve your relationships at work, but your self-talk is "Nobody likes me", "I'm not smart enough", "I always feel like the odd one out", "They probably think I'm no good" or you may want to start a new business, but your self-talk is "I can't do that", "I'm not qualified enough", "Who do I think I am to believe I can achieve that?" , "Just forget it", etc. Try to catch those thoughts and beliefs and write them down. And mind you, they can be very subtle.
2. TRY TO REMEMBER WHERE THEY CAME FROM. WHEN DID YOU START BELIEVING THESE LIMITING, USUALLY FALSE AND UNTRUE, THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS?
I can assure you that you were not born with them. There must have been certain events and people that made you believe they were true. If in your childhood you were often told that you were no good at math, you might have grown up believing you can never have your own business, since it requires logic and numbers. Or if you were ridiculed by other children in your elementary school, for example, you might have grown up believing nobody likes you. Think of as many such events as possible and write them down.
3. CHANGE THESE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS INTO POSITIVE ONES, ONES THAT SUPPORT AND EMPOWER YOU
The events you've written down will help you understand why you don't trust yourself, why you don't believe in yourself and your abilities. Now you can create positive afirmations, which will, contrary to the old, negative ones, support and empower you. When you believe the words and affirmations you say to yourself and when they're in alignment with your goals, that's when mirracles happen.
If you notice that any of the past events still carry some pain and unresolved emotions and that you cannot really believe the new, positive affirmations, I suggest you use EFT, either yourself or with a certified EFT practitioner like myself. Until you change the negative responses to past events, they will continue to influence your decisions and progress. EFT, which is extremely effective in doing this, shall forever change the way you see yourself and the world around you and that's when you are ready to achieve your goals and create the life you want.
Remember, only when you believe that change is possible is change possible.
Make 2017 the best year ever with the best YOU ever!