Have you ever tried to make a change in your life and got frustrated because it didn’t go as you had planned? It’s natural to think that you have failed when things like this happen. Sometimes, you can even catch yourself replaying the the situation over and over in your head, thinking about what you could have done differently.
Have you ever thought about this … that you may possibly be setting yourself up for failure? Sometimes, we don’t realize it but it does happen. Below are some tips on how we can ensure staying on the more productive path:
Create A Game Plan
Once you have your goals set, it is important to create a game plan to help you achieve them. Without one, it will be easier to flounder and not know which step to take. On the other hand, when you have a plan, you’ll know what to do each day to help you get to the finish line.
Set Reasonable Expectations
You cannot change overnight, so don’t expect yourself to! It takes time to drop old habits and form new ones. It’s also important to realize that you cannot make too many changes at once.
If your goal is to lose weight, you may think you need to drastically change your eating habits and start working out six days a week. While those are good intentions, it can be difficult to follow through on all of those changes. Instead, focus on one part of the goal and work your way to success step by step.
Honestly Assess Your Actions
As you make your way through your game plan, it is important to honestly assess your actions. Are you taking the appropriate steps that will help you get to where you want to be? Could you be doing more? Is your plan working or should you make changes?
Make Changes As Needed
As you honestly look at your actions, you may find that some things are not working as well as you thought they might. When that happens, don’t be afraid to make changes to your game plan. The quicker you make the change, the quicker you can see success!
The easy part is writing your list of New Year’s Resolutions. The hard part comes in the weeks following January 1 as you try to follow through on your resolutions.
As you figure out your resolutions this year, help yourself achieve them by using the above suggestions. You will be pleased you did yourself this favor when you realize you’ve achieved all of your goals!
I think sometimes we set ourselves up for failure because we don’t have enough positive thinking in the first place. We subconsciously ruin our own chances to succeed, and it comes across in our presentation.