New Year’s Resolutions = RESOLVE TO DO BETTER!Fiscal Fitness Clubs of America
“My goal for 2016 is to accomplish the goals of 2015, which I should have done in 2014,
because I promised them in 2013 and planned them in 2012.” – Anonymous
New Year’s Resolutions are supposed to be things that we RESOLVE TO DO BETTER! This means typically changing habits….and boy are those things hard to change! The quote at the top is funny because most of us identify with it and have had the same resolutions several years running!
Research into the brain shows that we are more comfortable doing things that don’t work than doing new things that do! That means that in order for us to change behaviors, we have to do several things to improve our chances of achieving those goals. Research shows chances of succeeding increase when you have:
- Written goals aligned with benefits of accomplishing them
- A clear list of the steps that are needed to achieve the goals
- Actions that will be taken weekly to make those steps happen
- An accountability system to reinforce them and help you stay on task
Denis Waitley, motivational speaker and writer summarizes this in his quote:
“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
Fiscal Fitness Clubs is all about helping you change your habits. Use the outline below to flush out your Fiscal New Year’s Resolutions!
The goal I want to reach is:______________________________
The benefit I will receive is: _____________________________
The steps I need to take are: ____________________________
On every ____________(day of the week), I will set aside ________ minutes to do these things that will make this happen: ___________________________________
I’m going to share my progress or lack of it with__________________(name of person) every week.
I’ll know I have succeeded in changing my habits when: ______________________
- Write out important milestones, when they should be accomplished and put it on your calendar!
- Upload them to your secure folder if you’re a club member, so your coach can help.
Here’s to wishing you a successful 2016!
The Fiscal Fitness Clubs Team
P.S. Next week starts our January Class on Paperwork Management. This class will get you ready for the New Year and tax season too! If you’d like to join our club, call us today at 720-507-8535 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.