New Years Resolution
This is a common sentiment around this time of year - however there is much more to this statement. Most of us who specify a New Years resolution either give up, or do not meet the lofty goals that they apply for themselves. With that being said, setting realistic goals and keeping your commitment comes with a large payoff, both physically and emotionally.
1. REALISTIC GOALS
Typically speaking, making unrealistic or vague goals will end up in failure. We respond well to specific sets of goals, especially those which are obtainable. Make sure you set realistic goals and keep track of the steps on a weekly basis to make sure you are hitting your targets.
Positive thinking and persistence are key to meeting your New Years resolutions. Do not dwell in negativity, or give up because you have not met your goals within the desired amount of time. As long as you keep up with trying to meet your resolution, you will eventually see success (as long as these goals are realistic of course).
Get your friends and family involved. Whether they are aiming for the same goals, support from these people will likely improve your chances of success. Do not be overwhelmed by the expectations of your peers after they know about your goals, but certainly keep them informed of your progress. Using support from friends and family can have a big impact on your goals because we like to share our success stories and seek assurance when goals are not immediately met.
4. WHY ARE YOU SETTING THESE GOALS?
Set your goals according to your own wishes, and not based off the ambitions or successes of others. Make sure you have a clear idea of why you want to improve before you start taking action. Having a ‘battle plan’, is a key component to success, not borrowing ambitions from somebody else. Make sure you know what you want as an individual first and foremost.
5. LEARN AND APPLY THE BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS
Practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai have obvious benefits to your New Years resolutions. Focus, Discipline, Perseverance are common themes in our martial arts programs and these can be applied to any goals that you may have set for yourself. Whether for your own goals, or those of your children, martial arts has benefits towards motivation, mental clarity and confidence (which is a key component of striving for success).
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