Jan 06

3 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

As you’re trying to recover from the holiday season’s festivities and get a great start on your new year’s resolutions, I would like to offer you some extraordinary tips on how to make this personal journey a fruitful and fulfilling one. You’ve been through that path many times before – as each new year rolls in, you create some amazing intentions for yourself and are extremely excited about the possibilities. Then, just a few weeks into the year, life “happens” and most, if not all, of your goals are pushed aside or completely dismissed, sounds too familiar? I bet it does…and the thing is we’re all guilty of this!

In 2014, it does not need to be this way for you. You can and will see your new year’s resolutions come true if you learn to think and act in a certain way. In case you haven’t noticed, you live in an abundant universe that is always ready, willing and able to lead you down the path to greater joy, greater peace, prosperity and fulfillment. And this truth applies to everyone. Yep, every single one of you. No exceptions. All you really need to do to start the process is to ask for what you want and be in complete alignment with your desires…then, the universe will conspire to bring you the people, events, situations, ideas and circumstances to help you manifest your goals and aspirations. 

Your new year’s resolutions are quite possible to achieve

However, asking and being in alignment is only part of the equation. You have to do a little more in order for you to remain laser-focused on and committed to your intentions until they become a reality for you. And here’s the thing, if whatever you wrote down or said to yourself as your new year’s resolutions are really coming from your heart, and not from your ego, you will not find it “impossible” or “tedious” to follow the 3 powerful tips I’m about to share with you to make them stick. Ready? Here they are:

#1 – Pay Close Attention to Your Thoughts

We live in a thought world in which all things are created according to every thought of form held in the one universal mind. Everything in this universe is energy, including your thoughts…and, whether you believe it or not, you are connected to everything and everyone. Therefore, with your thoughts you can absolutely create your reality. As the great Earl Nightingale once said “we become what we think about”, this essentially means that the thoughts that you habitually dwell upon will invariably become real for you. It is therefore imperative that you learn to think in a positive, faithful way that is in alignment with your new year’s resolutions.

  • Form a clear and precise mental picture of what you want to accomplish in 2014
  • Hold that clear mental picture of your goals continually in your mind
  • Contemplate your vision with the real intention to realize it no matter what
  • Have an invincible and unwavering faith that your dreams are already yours

 #2 – Practice Daily Gratitude

I know you’ve heard this many times over, from a multitude of sources…and that’s only because there is a great truth to it. Gratitude is the quickest, shortest, surest, most powerful and most effortless way to achieve abundance in all areas of your life. When you can genuinely express a feeling of deep and profound gratitude for all the many blessings already pouring into your life, you are basically conveying a message of extreme satisfaction and appreciation to the Creator of this beautiful universe, and in return the things you want in life will always move towards you, not away from you. The other benefit of practicing daily gratitude is that it keeps your mind focused on what you already have, and not on your lack and limitations. And that definitely helps you increase your faith and expectations.

  • Develop the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and give thanks continually
  • Have a positive attitude about the events and circumstances in your life, whether you perceive them to be good or bad
  • Surround yourself with positive, uplifting, inspiring and nourishing people when you can
  • Keep a gratitude journal and write down at least 3 new things you’re grateful for every night

 #3 – Take Consistent Effective Action

While your thoughts are certainly the driving force that causes the creative power to work for you so you can achieve your new year’s resolutions, you cannot ignore the equally important task of taking daily consistent action. And it’s not just any action, effective action. The most powerful way to receive your desired outcomes is to put your whole mind into present action, meaning start where you are right now. For example, if one of your intentions for 2014 is to find a better job, don’t wait until you find that ideal job to give more of yourself. Put all your heart, all your strength and all your courage in your current job while still holding the vision of yourself in a better environment with faith and intention. In addition to being your best and doing your best in the present moment, take not only the most obvious logical steps that would lead you in the direction of your dreams and aspirations, but also act on your inspired ideas, intuitive impulses or unusual nudges.

  • Be more and give more than what is presently required of you
  • Do, every day, all that can be done that day and be effective in every action
  • Pay attention to the feedback you are getting, either from your own thoughts, feelings or emotions, or from other sources, and make appropriate adjustments accordingly
  • Be willing to step out of your comfort zone and take some risks

You are now equipped with some great ideas to keep you focused on making your new year’s resolutions a definite reality. May 2014 be your most fulfilling year yet…xoxo!

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