September is my favorite month, yet I blinked and blew past it. Here we are in October. Yes, I am a bit sad we turned a corner in summer; however, some of the year’s best days are coming up. The fall, to me, is like getting a fresh reset, unlike January when everyone sets their minds toward a new year, new beginnings, and resolutions that last maybe three weeks, then go out the window, causing self-esteem to wane. Sound familiar?
Please don’t feel too bad. According to one commonly cited statistic, 80 percent of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February. People get derailed for several reasons. It’s either too big of a stretch goal—like going cold turkey and giving up all carbs to lose weight when they haven’t understood how carbs work in their overall diet—or like how many people head to the gym and vigorously exercise when they haven’t been for a while, so their body is shocked.
You are setting yourself up for failure if you don’t have a solid plan for your year-end 2022 goals and haven’t been making any changes.
The point I want to make is not about losing weight or exercising to be fit (though, both are great goals), but about your focus on creating a lasting lifestyle change with whatever your goal is at any time of the year.
Here are my five strategies for success:
Take advantage of resources. There are always people to help, and having an accountability structure to help you sustain change is also important.
Consistently focus on manifesting your goal. Again, see it, breathe it, and own it. If it is a true must, nothing will stop you. How committed are you?
This formula has a lot of meaning for me because everything I have ever been truly successful at has been based on this strategy I adopted in my early corporate years.
Focus your energy and flow. Good luck -- you’ve got this!
Anne Garland is an author, serial networker, and success strategist who has worked for years in the corporate sector. She is an award-winning achiever in several arenas. She is a graduate of Tony Robbins Institute and the Silva Method. All her life experiences have given her a foundation for success for more than four decades.
Anne’s most recent book, Secrets of a Serial Networker: Connect, Serve, and Attract More Clients is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstore.