How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

Happy New Year! I want to wish you a happy and successful 2020.

The New Year is often a time when we reflect on where we are in in life and where we want to be. It’s the time many people make New Year’s resolutions in response to the changes they want to see. Yet time and again, we see people make them and don’t keep them. We are all guilty of that at some time. The fact is that it’s easy to make a resolution, but not as easy to make them a reality.

2020 isn’t just a new year, it’s a new decade. This can cause us to look back at where we were ten years ago, what has changed, and where you’ve been. It’s a time we all consider what we want to do with our next decade, or even year to make a lasting positive change.

Success with Resolutions

Studies have shown that successful people go beyond just making resolutions. Instead, they become good at making goals anytime. There are two big keys to goal setting:

1. They need to be written down and

2. They need to have a plan of action – steps on how you will achieve the goal with dates to make them a reality.

If you Google “goal setting”, you will find many different ways to go about this. And while many are good, often they are complex. So if you are new to it, I recommend you make the process simple in order to keep it easy to follow and achieve.

Steps for Goal Setting

Start by determining an area of life that you want to make some changes. Examples may be personal, business or career, or relationships. Write down 2-3 goals for each category. Next, write down the necessary steps that are required to meet each goal.

There may only be a few steps needed if it is a short term or simple goal. But for ones that are long term, you need to break down steps into weekly, monthly or quarterly mini-goals and set a date to accomplish them – keep in mind this date can be adjusted, but should realistic.

Next, write down any anticipated obstacles and plan for them ahead of time.

Goal Setting Example

Here’s an example:

Goal: Lose 10 pounds before the end of March

Broken down: This is 1 pound of weight loss per week

How to accomplish this: I’m going to join Weight Watchers, count carbs, and work out once a week.

Potential Obstacles: My birthday is at the end of the month, and Valentine’s day is next and I know I like to splurge those days. To overcome this, I will work out two times a week those weeks as well as the weeks immediately before and after.

Do you have a goal of opening your relationship?

Many of you reading this already follow me and know this is an expertise of mine that I often speak on. I hear people say they want to have an open relationship, but each year passes and they find themselves having not done it. This could be due to fear, not knowing how, or some other obstacle. If you have curiosity about it, and how to make it a reality – successfully, I encourage you to set a goal, and join me in my new training at the end of the month to learn more about making an open relationship a reality.

Here’s to starting a new year and new decade! Take 30-60 minutes in the next week to write your 2020 goals and post them where you can see them. And, I look forward to seeing you at the training! For more information, feel free to email me at

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