Only 8% of people achieve New Year’s goals. If you have set goals for 2015, what new behaviors are you putting in place in order to beat the odds of being in the 92% who don’t achieve the results they want?
Lasting change takes clarity, focus, and a plan in order to come to fruition.Change doesn’t happen through wishful thinking, rather through consistent action on priorities and activities that are in line with the results that you want.
A Common answer to the question of how long it takes to change a habit varies from 18 to 28 days.
Yet a study published by the European Journal of Social Psychology in 2009
revealed it can take up to 254 days
in order to make a new habit automatic. This paints the reality that changing habits is easier said than done, especially when it comes to how conflict is managed and dealing with challenging people. While any kind of change
can be difficult it can be done
when it is made a priority and with behaviors that align with your goal.
I want to help you achieve the results you want for 2015. Over the next three months my blog posts will be devoted to practical tips about tackling the resistance that naturally happens when attempting tochange any habit or pattern.
Tip #1: Write a letter from your future to your present. Write as if it is 3, 6, or 12 months from now and how things are different. Also in your writing, include how you did it – what new behaviors you incorporated into your daily life. The purpose of this exercise is to create a picture of your preferred future and that change is possible.
Make the Conscious Choice to prioritize behaviors that align with the results you want and make 2015 your best year yet!