Unraveling New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year Universe

I wish everyone an abundance of success and happiness in all you do plus more in 2013. And since this is the new year, I’m sure some of you are scrambling to the last minute (if you have not already done so) to make resolutions and I hope some of you are on your way to achieving them. This blog is quite special and was motivated by the premiere of “Biggest Loser,” and the return of my favorite trainer on the show- Jillian Michaels. I used to be a trainer and that show and all the trainers on there, just motivate the hell out my life.  So, I thought why not pay it forward and offer some ways to become more fit (mentally, physically, and spiritually)  this year and most importantly how to stick to your resolutions.

Personally, resolutions can dive into the deep abyss where they belong as far as I’m concerned because unless you truly commit to make a difference in your life, making broken promises is not a good way to jump-start a new year. So here are a few tips on how to stay focused on your goals in order to manifest them into the real world.

1.Be realistic. O.k. as soon as Jan 1st begins I hope we all have Grand Canyon-sized dreams, however, just know there are baby steps necessary to conquer before we reach the main goal. For example, you want to buy a new car, or house or want to go on a trip for two in Dominican Republic for your friends’ birthday. At the same time reality sets in that your neighbors kids have more money in their piggy banks and you  have less than zero in your bank account because you are swimming in debt; so chances are those desires could remain on the wish list for a while.

2. Start Small. There are two five star, VIP  goals that the majority of people make during the ring of any new year and they are: lose weight and make more money. Be aware both are attainable and unless you win the lotto or get promoted to CEO, CFO and other fancy titles (make more $$) and then use some your winnings and get lipo (lose weight) , those only exist in a perfect world. However, in reality,  you need a full proof plan and tons of perseverance to make them a reality. Start with a daily goal, then move up to weekly, monthly which cliff dives to epic annual goals.

3. Go for it without regrets and cut the cord on excuses and or crutches. This is one of the ultimate tools necessary to make all your wishes come true. After the lists, and the promises that you make with your family members and friends, the only person that matters is YOU. You need to commit, and cut the cord, actually sever all excuses on why you cannot do something. I promise once you stop making excuses and playing the victim of circumstances, life unravels and opens up in such a way that will exceed your wildest expectations.

Additionally, one last thing as you continue to make 2013 your best year yet, stay positive, hopeful and optimistic at all times. Even though things might detour in an unexpected path, keep going, stay focused on the target and go for the jugular. Once again I wish everyone a Happy New Year and much more success in everything you do in life.

By: Laura M. Artis.

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