• Anita Hollerer-Squire

6 steps to make your New Year's resolutions stick

Updated: Jun 14

As we head into yet another year, many of us are setting their customary New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, the vast majority will run out of steam long before actually reaching their goals. Will you be one of them? Or are you one of those people who don't even bother to make a resolution in the first place because you know you won't follow through anyway? Or are you one of the minority who actually reaches your goals?

The key to a successful New Year's resolution is having a vision that excites you and a goal that compels you. It's got to be something you really want and not something you think you "should" do or what other people would like you to do.

You need to create a vision that thrills you, where you can't wait to get up in the morning and get started.

It should not be something you need to force yourself to do. Forcing yourself takes willpower, and nobody has that much willpower.

Once you have a compelling enough vision, one that really, really excites you, you will want to make it happen and you will find ways to get there.

Keep in mind that real happiness won't ever be found in material things. It's not about the things we buy that makes as happy, but who we become, how we grow and what we contribute.