For millions of Americans who are suffering from “New Year’s Resolution Syndrome” now can find their ultimate cure from Morris County, NJ personal trainer and fitness expert Carey Yang. “New Year’s Resolutions syndrome is a epidemic disease in different context in that people are making the same-old-but-never-worked New Year’s resolutions over and over. It’s insane to expect different and better results by doing the same old,” Yang says.
Yang is the owner and master personal trainer at Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC — a leading in-home personal training and weight-loss management company serving and helping clients in Morris County, Sussex County, Passaic County, Essex County and Somerset County areas in New Jersey.
“New Year’s resolutions for weight loss are illusions or illusive goal-setting tool that have failed people many times over,” Yang says. “People vow to make changes on New Year’s day then go on for a few days or weeks. Most will quit in a month. By the end of January, one-third of people quit. Only half people still stay on their New Year’s resolutions after 6 months.”
Yang adds, the problem is that people make resolutions with right intentions but wrong attitudes. It comes from the place of fear and not having or lack of true passion and commitment.
The single biggest key to improving both your performance and your results seems to go ignored by almost everybody. If you want to be at the top of your game you absolutely must review, analyze, and learn from what has already happened.
Here are 7 steps to follow to ensure your New Year’s resolutions stick.
Step 1. Identify your three greatest accomplishments
Even if this year was a challenging year for you, odds are if you look close enough there’s something somewhere to be proud of.
Step 2. Analyze what you learned from each accomplishment
Now that you have identified your three greatest accomplishments, go back to each one. This time though identify exactly what you learned or were reminded of by each of them.
Step 3. Identify your biggest disappointments
Practically every company and individual resists analyzing their mistakes. That’s a shame because this is where the best learning comes from.
Step 4. Analyze what you learned from each failure or disappointment
No matter how great everything in life is going – we all make mistakes. The trick here is to really analyze them, what preceded them, what could you have done differently, and how can you prevent them in the future.
Step 5. Identify how you limited yourself last year and how can you stop
Were there certain actions you took or didn’t take that came back to haunt you? In order to make sure you don’t limit yourself again – you need to bring these self-defeating actions to the surface, confront them, and most importantly determine what you must do differently to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes all over again.
Step 6. Pragmatically review the information you have gathered
The goal of this exercise is not simply to know yourself and your business better but to actually use the information to make certain next year far surpasses this year.
What are the big takeaways from answering each question? What do you know about yourself or your business that you didn’t realize or weren’t thinking about?
Obviously, having this list isn’t going to do it all, you still need to take this new knowledge and use it.
Fortunately, that’s what the last question is centered around. And here it is…
Step 7: Use this Information to amaze yourself next year
The purpose here is to build in to your schedule, your interactions, your management style or whatever else you’ve surfaced in the previous questions and build yourself a new better approach.
The final step is to incorporate it into a plan for the next year. Wish you the best luck!
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