Another year has passed and you are still doing those rotten things you were doing last year. Don’t worry. If you did not know, less than 5% of people that make New Year Resolutions keep them until the following year. It is virtually a license to cheat yourself. Time is passing you by.

How to Make New Year Resolutions

You have heard it all before:

Eat less
Stop smoking
Exercise more
Be nice to people
…and more.

STOP already! It is the same thing each year. You make a bunch of promises that you will never keep or see through for a week, let alone seeing them through till next year.

Have you ever heard, “The path to Hell is paved with good intent.” You are not doing yourself any favors when you approach your goals half-hearted. While you were busy setting yourself up to fail, you were better off not doing anything at all. Too many people achieve failure by not knowing a few basic steps to goal setting.

These 3 principles, when followed, give yourself the fighting chance to succeed. When painting that path for the New Year, you want to achieve success.
Here are 3 basic principles with successful “goal-setting” that are seldom followed. (These are also the tips and tricks that make your journey easier.):

What truly makes you happy?

Happiness is not found on the TV, in Magazines, or other Media. You may think otherwise. But here is one way to recognize something that actually makes you happy. It is relatively easy to achieve, and it is sustainable, without continually feeding it. These are things we tend to take for granted.

Be Happy. Your happiness will not be achieved by doing what other people want you to do. Your happiness will only be achievable when it comes from within you.

What is your passion that drives you?

For you to be successful with goal setting, you must have a reason that drives you for those many days, weeks, months, even years it takes to reach your goals. Your endurance rides on the back of your passion. But first you must recognize what your passion is, so you can assign it to the task. If your passion does not align with your goals, then your goal is flawed – don’t bother. Find your goals that go hand in hand with your passion. Just look. They will be there.

Setting Achievable Goals

What good does it do if you set your goals too high? Usually you will wear yourself out before ever reaching your fist benchmark. Set smaller goals. When you set huge goals, you are setting yourself up to fail. By paving your road with success, it will lighten your burden along your path to your ultimate goal.

Here is an example of unswerving commitment to achieve a goal using these 3 principles:

If you are overweight and out of shape, and you are scheduled to go on a vacation in 8 or 9 months, what kind of experience do you think you will have? As you are considering this, you realise you are not going to have the fun times you should be having if you are out of shape.
Even though others have been pointing this out to you, it really makes no difference. It only matters when you point it out to yourself, and that you can make the change. So now you see the first two points come together; your target and your driving force to reach that target.

When approaching setting your goals, you will have the ultimate goal in mind. Break it down into “bite-size” chunks. Set benchmarks for yourself that are easily achievable. Will you get a Medal for Bravery at the end if you do it in one big hit? Of course not! It is still the same long range goal. Nothing has changed. Except, you will feel much better about your struggle if you have those little benchmarks along the way. This gives you confidence you are heading in the best direction.

These tips will help you gain success in the New Year.

Author's Bio: 

I am Executive Instructor of Brain Management. Brain Management teaches you a range of mind enhancing techniques, primarily how to tap into and control your own vast potential locked in your subconscious mind. My students / clients discover the way to learn how to learn naturally and the key to unlocking your unlimited potential. The key is Mental Photography.

Mental Photography is your ability to tap into your natural photographic memory you were born with and re-establish that connection.

eBrain Executive Seminar is the Executive Version taught ONLY by myself, primarily in Australasia. The advanced methods that I teach is the result of collaborative efforts between myself and my Mentor, Richard Welch, the “Father of Mental Photography” and Founder of Brain Management and CEO of Educom, Inc.

Resulting from my work, I have a honorary Ph.D in the field of Philosophy, and was nominated for many “Who’s Who?” awards, one of which was “Top Intellectuals of 2000".

My intellectual pursuits include advanced problem solving, advanced programming techniques, critical thinking, lateral thinking, as well as esoteric and eclectic concepts, and living life using a simple formula for success, which I have named “The Path of Least Resistance“.

I want to bring out the best in humanity. The resources that each person has sitting on their shoulders are vast beyond comprehension. Brain Management and Mental Photography is the perfect vehicle to unleash a person’s unlimited ability.