Making New Year’s resolutions has never been a habit of mine.
When I first heard of setting goals as a way to get more out of my life, I tried writing down a few New Year’s resolutions.
I can’t remember exactly how old I was, but it was back in the 80s after I had graduated college.
I would write down things like "I want to get in better shape this year" as a resolution.
I would then start off the New Year with a few work outs in the first week of January.
My brain would be telling me to do it every day, but somehow that just wouldn’t happen.
By then end of January or February I’d be on to new urgencies, with days having gone by since working out.
Oh I’d still get one in every once in a while.
But the 3, 4, or 5 day a week workouts I thought that I needed just weren’t happening for me.
I tried this New Year’s resolution thing a few times.
It was usually related to working out or making more money.
These never worked out for me very well.
I didn’t understand why, and I eventually stopped making resolutions, even though I still thought that they were something I should be doing.
I tell ya I stopped because I had built up enough negative emotions around this that it was painful to continue something that just wasn’t working.
Now about 10 years or so ago I found something that works much better than New Years resolutions.
And it’s really simple.
And you probably already do this *occasionally*.
Wanna know what this is?
The key to any big goal is to break it down into small easily doable and achievable goals.
When you fail to make a goal you set for yourself, you either didn’t have a strong enough reason, or you didn’t know all of the steps to get you there.
By setting breaking big goals into small ones, you set out the steps that assure you will get there.
And as soon as you try breaking a big goal down into small ones, you’ll see that it forces you to identify all the steps needed to get you what you want.
So Instead of making new years resolutions, you will get much more much faster by committing yourself to the simple habit of setting goals every day.
One of the reasons I sell my Persuasive Selling Skills Audio Program is that it breaks down some of the big chunk things you want to make better about your selling into small specifically doable steps.
If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, there’s still time before 2006 is over. Go get yours now.
Set goals every day that are achievable, and you can get anything you set your mind to.