So it’s finally the New Year, but now you’ve realized you actually have to start getting going on all those ambitious goals you set for 2013 back in December. All of us set goals, it’s part of how we aim for success, but we’re going to give you a few things you can do to keep yourself on the path to success in whatever you may want to achieve in 2013. Here are 6 ways you can get the new year off to a good start:
1. Don’t Say, Do!
The New Year is a perfect time to, you guessed it, STOP PROCRASTINATING! We always talk about how we’re going to do whatever it is later, or next week, or next month; don’t do that this January. Take control of yourself and your life and start on your path to success. Don’t be afraid to take risks throughout the process, though, as you have to take risks to gain a reward.
There is no need to go out and throw down 1000s of dollars for a fancy gym membership when all you need is right here in nature! Many workouts that work out your full body do not require a lot of, if any equipment, so ditch the gym and work out at home for FREE if you have the means.
3. Read Up on the Paleo Lifestyle
Check out these links for some great Paleo books that you should read to educate yourself on ancestral health! The best way to get healthier is to read all about what you’re getting yourself into.
4. Commit Yourself to Yourself
The best way to be successful this coming year is to tell yourself you’re going to do just that! After reading “What to Say When You Talk to Yourself” by Shad Helmstetter, I have a new appreciation for what he calls “Self Talk.” This self talk is exactly as it sounds; basically, you talk to yourself. He elaborates a lot on how the process works in your brain in that book and I highly recommend it for personal growth and success this year.
5. Take Baby Steps
Do not think that whatever goals you set for 2013 are going to be possible in 1 week, or even 2. Most of us set goals that are extremely lofty and often think they are accomplishable within a WAY too short time-window. Well, I’m here to tell you it is okay to set long term goals; actually, I highly recommend it. And to make the process even smoother, set short term goals within that bigger, over-arching goals, so you accomplish baby portions of whatever you’re looking to accomplish over 2013.
6. Don’t Shoot for Perfection
To add to number 5 above, don’t try to shoot for perfection right off the bat. Your goals take time, and perfection takes time. Michael Jordan didn’t become one of the best basketball players in the world without spending hours shooting hoops as a kid for years in a row. And even he is not perfect and would continue to practice, even in the later years of his career. Anyways, the point is to set reasonable goals and not worry about “perfection,” because ultimately, every time you set and accomplish those smaller goals, you’ve achieve a little bit of perfection.