My local gym is absolutely rammed this week. Thousands of eager beavers sweating and straining on the treadmills, trying to work off those extra mince pies. But next month, and the month after that, I know what will happen. Attendance will start to drop off. They'll slowly forget about their New Year's resolution to get fit and healthy. By Christmas 2012, it'll just be the regulars in the gym again.
So how do you make sure that you actually get your New Year's resolutions done, and you're still motivated in February, March and April? What is it that makes some people stick to their goals and not others?
Over the next week, there's a series of four articles coming your way on creating 'good goals', and actually getting on and doing them too.
So grab a pen and some paper (or if you received an iPad or iPhone for Christmas, this is a good chance to use your new toy.)
Make five headings.
(NB - these are just suggested headings. You might want to make additional headings too, such as Family, Charity, Leisure etc.)
Congratulations. By following this process you're already starting to build momentum towards achieving your 2012 goals.
If you want to build even more momentum - or 'Big Mo' as I call it - share your New Year's Resolutions at this special website set up just for 2012. It is simply there so you can tell the world about your goal. Come and see what crazy goals other people have come up with - and enter your own.
The research shows, once you've announced your goal (for instance at bigmo.biz), you're more likely to achieve it. This is just the start of your journey. Enjoy it, and if your goal is health-related, maybe see you in the gym in December!
For your free eBook on New Year's Resolutions 2012 (worth £6.99 on Amazon), click here.
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