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  • Chase Newsome

Five steps on how to keep your New Year's Resolution

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution and then, without even realizing, it fell broken right in front you? And then wondered if it was even worth the time to put forth the effort to actually make it happen? I mean, most people break theirs anyways; might as well not even try now.


New Year’s resolutions are important. Just because people can’t keep them, does not mean they are pointless. The problem is that people are not doing it right.

People set vague and unexciting goals and then wonder why they end up lost right in the middle of January because that goal fell to the floor.

Here is a list of five steps that tell you exactly what you need to do if you actually want to succeed in conquering your New Year’s Resolutions.

  1. Stop waiting. Start doing. You are constantly waiting on that goal to get here. You just want it to happen already. The more you think about it, the longer it’s going to take because, instead of actually getting after it, you’re dwelling on the idea of it. The only way it’s going to happen is if you actually take the initiative to step out of your comfort zone and put in the work.

  2. Write it down. A lot of times, when people come up with goals, they just think about them - they never think to write it down. When you write it, it becomes real. It’s not going to float away into some other part of your brain.

  3. Pictures. Pictures. Pictures. Print out pictures of what you want. Whether it’s your dream body, a certain car, a new job, etc. Whatever it is, you need to be able to visualize it.

  4. Hang it up. It needs to be visible to you everyday. This will give you that daily reminder that we all so desperately need.

  5. Your goal has to pull you. Let’s say you told yourself that this year, you are going to lose weight. Awesome! How? If, when you wake up, you don’t get excited about “losing weight,” then you need to change it up. It’s important to know that will power can only get you so far. Every single day that your feet touch the floor, you should be excited about going out and getting that goal you made.

You have potential and are given so much - don’t waste it and don’t give up. If it’s been done before, it can be done again. Everyone has feelings, everyone has that one thing that really moves them. Find what makes you feel, and let it move you.

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