When marking the beginning of a new year, we think to ourselves what’s a goal that we want to accomplish this year? These personal goals are our new years resolutions. Many of us however, find ourselves not following through with our resolutions, as our brains are designed to give greater value to immediate rewards versus delayed rewards like our new years resolutions.
It was found that women have more success in completing their resolutions when they made them public and found support from friends and family. As well, men are more successful when their goals are S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-based goals).
So what are some ways in which we can strategize our minds to accomplish our resolutions? In the clip below, Dr.Richard Bandler, the co creator of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) explains why we don’t follow through with our resolutions and some tips on how we can redirect and program our mind to overcome and accomplish our resolutions.
Also check out these New Years quotes before watching the clip below!
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham