How To Improve Your Willpower (And Stick To Your New Year's Resolutions)

Willpower Tips

The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 10/01/2012 18:35 Updated: 20/01/2012 08:47

If you’ve made any New Year’s resolutions for 2012, the chances are you’ve broken them already. New research shows that the average person lasts a measly nine days before their good intentions go out of the window.

What’s more, most of us recycle the same resolutions year after year, suggesting that our goals remain ever elusive.

Whether it’s to go to the gym three times a week, lose half a stone, clear your debts or find a new job, it's the same emotional roadblocks that hold us back.

Joy Crowther, corporate and personal strategy coach at Stars Gym, suggests the following ten-step strategy to reach your goals by overcoming the obstacles standing in the way of your success.

Know Where You're Going
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Have a destination in mind and form a clear picture of where you're going. For example, if your goal is to get a promotion at work, imagine yourself in the new position and think about how that makes you feel. As in business, when a company presents its vision, this establishes that you know where you're heading and focuses your energy.