With 2016 right around the corner this is the time that many of us look forward and think about the things we want to do or achieve in 2016. Making a New Year’s resolution can be a great way to start the year with the focus and energy you need to get what you want in 2016. However many New Year’s resolutions however fail to survive beyond the month of January.

How can you make New Year’s resolutions that you can keep and get what you want from 2016? Well here is my 10 step plan to making New Year’s resolutions that you can keep, get what you want from 2016 by following these 10 simple steps! If you want to follow these steps I have created a free worksheet with helpful questions to get you started with your planning. Just send me an e-mail at andy@flexiblethinking.co.uk and I will send you the PDF file that you can print off.

  1. Be clear and specific about what you want – If you want to get fit what does that mean to you? When do you want to achieve this by?
  2. Be realistic with your resolution – it is important to set resolutions that stretch and move us forward in our lives. Stretch yourself but also be realistic!
  3. How will you benefit from this resolution? – How is this goal going to benefit you this year, in the next 5 years or for the rest of your life?
  4. What will it cost me not to make and keep this resolution? – What are the consequences of not keeping your resolution this year, in the next 5 years or for the rest of your life?
  5. Are you excited or passionate about this resolution? It may seem obvious but setting a resolution that excites you or that you are passionate about, greatly increases your chances of success. Be honest with yourself, am I really excited by what this resolution will bring to my life?
  6. Identify the first easy step – There is nothing like achieving a quick win to keep you on track and motivated. Get that first step behind you and you will be excited about taking the net step!
  7. Share your resolution, be accountable – Telling friends and family or your Facebook community will give you accountability, once you have told the world you are more likely to take action, keep you on track and keep your resolution!
  8. Write your resolution down – The act of writing down your resolution will bring clarity and focus. It will also give you something to share with the person who will keep you accountable!
  9. Review any potential saboteurs – be honest with yourself about what or even who might stop you or get in the way. What beliefs, people or resistance  might stop you from succeeding?
  10. Get a coach – If you have a resolution that is very important to you and you are struggling to get moving or take action then working with a coach can be very effective, providing the  support, clarity, direction, purpose and creativity that you need to overcome problems and limiting beliefs and help you realise the change you want in your life!

So remember if you want your free worksheet e-mail me at andy@flexiblethinking.co.uk.  

Good luck with your New year’s resolutions and I my great hope is that your 2016 is a wonderful, abundant, happy, and exciting year for you!