For example, a popular resolution for people is to get into better physical shape. If that is your goal it's not very exciting to frame it as "I need to lose 20 pounds." That sounds not fun and difficult. It's also a move away from (instead of a move toward) goal that is not specific enough.
A more compelling goal could be "By the end of 6 weeks my goal is to gain 5 pounds of muscle and feel so strong and energized every day that I can easily squat 75% of my body weight and easily bike up the hills of San Francisco, etc etc." This latter goal is much easier to actually visualize, which makes it easier to imagine what it will look and feel like. The more compelling it is, the more you are likely to get up and do it.
Tips on setting and accomplishing compelling goals:
--Think about what motivates and excites you and build that into your vision. For example, if it's helpful to workout with a buddy then make sure you find a reliable friend to go to the gym with.
--Be specific, clear and set a deadline for your goals. If you know how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals then do that. If not, then google it.
--Surround yourself with people who support your vision and goals. Like minded people will understand and support your resolutions...spend time with them not with the haters.
--Dream big. It may sound obvious but you have to be able to envision what you want in life first before you try to do it. Keep in mind that greatness doesn't have much competition, so your chances are much better if you shoot for your biggest and wildest dreams.
What is your compelling story for your life?
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