Are you ready? Is 2016 going to be THE year you make it happen?
Yes, it can be. If you set yourself up for success.
The trouble with New Year’s Resolutions is that promises we make to ourselves are the easiest to break. It’s just a quirk of human nature. We need a little social pressure to keep ourselves honest. When we know others are watching to see if we succeed (or fail!), we are more likely to follow through.
No one likes to fail, but failing while others are watching is awful.
So, make this coming year different. Add a little social pressure to your resolutions for 2016 by making your goals public.
First, find a quiet moment and think about what you want to achieve in 2016. You know what’s floating around in your heart… now is the time to put pen to paper and give your desires some life.
Once you are satisfied with your list, put it aside for 24 hours. Then look at it again with fresh eyes. Do you still agree? What can you add or adjust?
Now… the moment of truth. Make your list PUBLIC!
How public you make it, of course, is up to you.
Level 1 – Post your list on the bathroom mirror.
You will see it every day and remember your goals. If you have a significant other or a roommate, you’ll have a little social pressure in the mix, too.
Level 2 – Stick your list up on your refrigerator.
Now your whole family can see it as well as anyone you invite into your home. And you will still benefit from the daily reminders.
Level 3 – Email your list to close friends and family
The people who care about you most will now be in on your dreams for 2016. Accept their help and support. Listen to their advice (even if you don’t agree 100%). These people have had your back through thick and thin. Imagine the power that kind of love will add to your efforts.
Level 4 – Post your list on Social Media (and share your progress throughout the year)
Want to up your success game even more? Make regular posts on your favorite social media channel about your goals, successes, and any bumps in the road you encounter along the way. You’ll have a network of support spread around the world. The likes, comments filled with words of support, and tidbits of advice will become essential to your success.
However you choose to do it, making your aspirations public will put you in the hot seat in 2016. Give yourself the best chance of success by inviting some positive social pressure from the people you love most.
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