Staying Committed to Your Goals by Coach Jim Johnson

Are you sticking to the plan you put into place to improve your life this new year? I, like many others, needed a little boost and some strategizing to help me stay on track.

Here are 3 tips I put together to help you stay committed to your new year goals:

  1. Develop consistencies. Whether it’s a silly ritual you have every morning, or a set time that you eat lunch every day, it’s important to have some consistencies throughout your day-to-day life. It helps you develop positive thoughts about your progression and allows you to get into a routine that you feel you cannot break. What consistencies do you have in place throughout your day?
  2. Take care of yourself. While it’s important to eat right and exercise, make sure your mind is in a good place as well. Focus more on what you have accomplished and less on what you need to accomplish. This will help build up your confidence to where it needs to be to continue pushing forward. Also, make sure you keep promises to yourself. Treat your time to exercise as an appointment that you cannot miss. How are you taking care of yourself?
  3. Seek motivation. It’s a near impossible task to take on these life improvements by yourself. Seeking motivation from outside sources can help immensely. Other people/experts, audiobooks, and videos are all great options. What motivates you?

jim-johnson-lo-res-suit-with-basketball-2About the Author: Coach Jim JOHNSON is one of Your Monthly Mentors, an author and authority on teamwork, leadership, and realizing your dreams. Based in Rochester, New York, he is most famously known for helping an autistic senior, Jason McElwain (J-Mac), realize his dreams and play with his basketball team. Jason scored an amazing 20 points in 4 minutes during that game. Coach Jim Johnson has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of the book “A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons From a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy”Read More…

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