List Out Action Steps To Achieve New Year’s Goals

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD

The Dalai Lama responded to being asked what surprised him the most:
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

The Holiday Season has come and gone and the time has come when many of us set New Years resolutions in an effort to make our life better. Two common resolutions each year are: 1) get healthy and 2) lose weight. These are admirable resolutions, but we are clearly missing something because over 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese and chronic preventable diseases fill the Top 10 causes of death each year. It seems that while so many of us have the best of intentions, we are very bad at implementation.

If you are a person who truly wants to make your life better, I challenge you to not only make resolutions for this year, but to list out action steps you can take to actually accomplish what you resolve to do. Break up each resolution into small attainable goals that will point you in the right direction and give you momentum. If our resolutions are too big, it becomes far too easy to give up. There is simply no benefit in creating resolutions that are broken by February. All this does is reinforce failure early on in the year.

I challenge you to be careful in creating your resolutions because it is fairly easy for people to fantasize some things that they would like to accomplish if there were enough time, or if there were enough money, or some other lame excuse.

The time of excuses needs to be over. If you are not as healthy as you would like to be or do not feel like you are at your ideal weight, it is up to you to take the steps to reach those goals. If you do not know what steps to take, then it is time to get a team around you who can help you live the life you want to live. Doing what you have done in the past is what has gotten you to where you are now. If you want different results this year, you must do things differently.

Tony Robbins has said: “People tend to overestimate what they can do in a year and underestimate what they can do in a lifetime.” This statement is so true. You only have one life and you alone are responsible for making it great.

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