The Only Way to Turn New Year Resolutions Into Reality
by Devlyn Steele
So you ate, drank and spent too much over the Holidays. Now you
are overweight, bloated, tired and broke, and you are promising
yourself that you are going to change all that this year!
There are two reasons why New Year Resolutions don't work;
1st we try and take on too much, 2nd we don't believe in
In the world of resolutions, "Size does matter". You can turn
your resolutions into realities by starting small. As the saying
goes, "the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!"
At the start of each New Year we begin by looking at our life and
deciding this is the year we are going to make real changes in
weight, romance, smoking, drinking, career, money, getting in
shape, organizing, cleaning and more. Well, we never followed
through in all the other years, so as good as our intentions and
desires are our subconscious is not expecting our resolution to
come true. We have conditioned ourselves to doubt our ability to
change. This core lack of belief triggers a lack of commitment to
action and the result is the same year after year: not pursuing
our goals with consistent action.
Well you have said it before, "This year is the year I _______!"
Sound familiar? You have said it and you have not done it, but
there is a way to make your goals materialize. Here is Coach
Steele's abbreviated "Resolution Success System!"
Step One: Learn and use this Success System. One you learn the
system you can apply the system over and over again with success
in every area of your life. Concentrate on the system not the
Step Two: "Pick one, and get it done" as a friend of mine is fond
of saying. Make sure you are picking something that you really
want to achieve. You can't lose weight, stop smoking, or get an
education because someone else wants you to. If you really want
something you will do what it takes.
Step Three: Reduce this goal to manageable pieces. Set goals that
are what you believe you can achieve in one month. Remember size
does count and focusing your energy on one goal to be
accomplished in 30 days gives us something tangible. If you don't
believe you can do it you won't be able to.
Step Four: First write this goal down and then brainstorm to find
at least 20 different actions you can take right now to achieve
it. Don't skip this step! Our tendency is to take shortcuts. Do
Step Five: Post your written goal and the 20 ways you can achieve
it on the wall in a very visible place. If we don't affirm our
goals we will not achieve them.
Step Six: Study your goal and 20 actions several times a day, and
visualize yourself with the results. If you can't see it you
can't achieve it. Link your 5 senses (sight, sound, smell, taste,
and touch) to the goal. Make it come alive for you!
Step Seven: Act as if. Act as if you have already achieved your
goal. Give yourself positive affirmations as if you have already
achieved the goal. This is called telling the truth in advance.
Step Eight: Go to the posted goal everyday as often as you can,
recite it out loud, visualize the result, state the affirmation
and then pick activities that you will do (from your list of 20)
that day to achieve it. It is all about what you do each day so
resolve to put the effort in. I call this the Law of Effort.
Step Nine: Apply the Law of Consistency; do not fall into the
trap of tomorrow. Start now. Not tomorrow. Not January 1st. Then,
commit to yourself that you will be consistent for 30 days. After
all what is 30 days?
Step Ten: Update your goal, and repeat all these steps every 30
days and expand to every goal you want!
Be enthusiastic, as Emerson said, "Nothing great is ever created
without enthusiasm." These are the 10 parts of success that, if
used, will guarantee your success.
For a complete FREE copy of "The Resolution Success System"
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Don't let this New Year end up like all the others, follow these
steps and you will learn that you can develop a success system in
Congratulations in advance for taking this first positive step in
realizing your goals, and Happy New Year!
Devlyn Steele ("America's Leading Life-Coach") has been a public
consultant and a private counselor for over 15 years. Born and
raised in Manhattan, Devlyn established coaching practices in New
York and Los Angeles before moving to Phoenix in 2003. A
Cognitive Therapist, Devlyn also developed ToolsToLife.com
extension of his private coaching techniques. Devlyn maintains a
thriving practice in Hollywood, where he counsels famous actors,
musicians and captains of industry. Soon his new book will be
available, Relationship Tools. You can email him at