By Julie Silfverberg
As a result goal setting is very popular at this time of year for some and other have resolved not to do it anymore. In fact research show the majority of people have fallen off the wagon, so to speak, by 21 January. So what’s the problem, how does this happen? Oftentimes it may be bringing your old bad habits on into the future, creating the same old problems, instead of the desired solutions coming to fruition. So perhaps this year, for a change, you might find it interesting to look at what you can leave behind, instead of considering a whole bunch of things that you need to do. Like everything, there is more than one way to skin the cat. In a way you can think of it as; less is more. So my suggestion is consider; what you could stop doing, what can you leave in the past, what might you simply forget to do that would enable you to achieve your goals more easily.
Let’s look at the top three goals people set for themselves in the New Year.
· Weight loss
· Get more organised
· Save more money
So in order to achieve your goal;
1. What could you stop doing?
2. What can you leave in the past? So it gets no further than 2013.
3. What can you forget to do?
I’m going to make some suggestions here, these specific ones might not suit you, but I’m hoping they might provoke you into thinking what you could do or in this case not do!
First: Weight loss
1. Stop eating in front of the telly
2. Leave in the past the thought that you can’t lose weight
3. Forget to eat crisps
Second: Get organised
1. Stop multitasking
2. Leave in the past the thought that messy desk proves you’re really busy
3. Forget to hold onto every piece of paper and crosses your desk
Finally: Save more
1. Stop using your credit card
2. Leave in the past the thought that you’ll always struggle with your finances
3. Forget to buy things that you don’t actually need, whether it is five cappuccinos a week or a new pair of shoes you saw in the sales - but in fact don’t need right now
What do you think could this work for you?
Julie Silfverberg has worked in the field of personal and professional development for more than 20 years. She works with a diverse and exciting group of people. Each with their own unique talents and potential.