At the beginning of a new year, many people say they want to develop new habits, skills, and hobbies. Maybe you want to get in shape, eat healthier, or learn a new language.
Whatever it is, it probably has you saying something like: “new year, new me.”
I’m going to let you in on the simple two-step process to actually making those goals a reality.
Step One: Sell Yourself
You’ve got to be really excited about a goal to actually make it happen.
You must be able to visualize how all of these new aspirations will positively impact your life in the future.
How will they help you transform into the best version of yourself?
Are you truly committed to that future?
Once you are fully sold on the goal you want to achieve, you can move onto the next phase…
Step Two: Don’t Miss Two Days in a Row
There will be situations when you’re building a new habit that you’re going to miss a day. Whether you weren’t able to get to the gym one day or you weren’t able to read your daily quota of pages, don’t beat yourself up over it. It happens to all of us and it’s okay — but make sure it doesn’t happen two days in a row.
Atomic Habits by James Clear is a great book to read when trying to form new habits, and I suggest reading this on your quest toward committing to yourself.
Once you know what you want to achieve, have really sold yourself on it, and promise yourself you won’t skip it more than a day, you will be one step closer to becoming a changed person.