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Like a lot of people, at some stage you may have made New Year resolutions or promises to yourself that you will change those parts of your life you’re not happy with.

And chances are that you may not have acted on those promises and have quickly fallen back into old habits. One of the reasons many New Year resolutions go unfulfilled is that we rarely take the time to think clearly about the result we want to achieve – the ultimate outcome.

Success often comes to those who are completely clear about the real reason for the change.

Let’s say your plan is to join the local gym. You’ve been putting it off for ages but never seem to get around to doing it. Why not? Because is joining the gym actually your life goal? Probably not but the only way you will find out what it actually does represent is to end your decisions with the word “because”. For example, “I want to join the local gym….

  • Because I want to do three workouts every week.
  • Because I want to increase my fitness so I can feel better.
  • Because when I’m fitter I feel better and have more energy and having more energy means I achieve more.

All of these are actual outcomes. This process is perfect for every major decision you make in life.

As long as you know the end result to which you are aspiring, there will be a better chance of achieving it — because what are the consequences if you don’t?

When resolving to make changes in your life, it is not enough to decide what change you want to make. Your resolution is more likely to be achieved if you make it clear what you are trying to achieve and why you want to do it. Why wait for the New Year, start making your resolutions today!

Modoras Pty Ltd ABN 86068034908 AFS License No. 233209. This article contains general advice information only and is not intended to represent specific personal advice. No individual personal circumstances have been taken into consideration for the preparation of this material. It is recommended that you obtain your own personal professional financial advice before making any financial investment decision.
  • anything worth it is hard work but do it for the right reasons and try to keep motivated

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  • Great read. Where there is a will, there is a way

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  • I want to eat healthy, cut out the crap, exercise more regular because I want my body and mind to be the best they can be. Sadly, I let the chocolate eclair and warm bed in the morning win sometimes. I am improving and I’m determined to continue to improve!

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  • Good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • I think making the first step to change is always the hardest.

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  • Clear goals is definitely key I think

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  • Great advice, thank you very much!

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  • Great way to look at it.

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  • Thanks for sharing this interesting article. I love planning and setting resolutions and ticking them of too!

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  • I am a self confessed gym junkie, to start of with it was one of the hardest things to get of my but to do but now I am on the road to body building comps next year.

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  • Thankyou for this. I love to exercise almost everyday and posts like this keep me motivated.

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  • Just the motivation I need. Thanks

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  • Great article, making a resolution to do something that is achievable is the way to go.

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  • A motivational read :), I’ve had to get tough on myself to commit to getting up early each day to go for a brisk walk, it was hard to start, now I love it.

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  • a good read, it does all start with us and our mindset I think

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