Just pick one thing 一次只訂一個目標
If you want to change your life or your lifestyle don’t try to change the whole thing at once. It won’t work. Instead pick one area of your life to change to begin with.
Make it something concrete so you know exactly what change you’re planning to make. If you’re successful with the first change you can go ahead and make another change after a month or so. By making small changes one after the other, you still have the chance to be a whole new you at the end of 2015 and it’s a much more realistic way of doing it.
Plan ahead 事前計畫
To ensure success you need to research the change you’re making and plan ahead so you have the resources available when you need them.
If you do enough research you should even be looking forward to making the change.
Get everything ready so things will run smoothly.
Anticipate problems 預期可能發生的問題
There will be problems so make a list of what they’ll be. If you think about it, you’ll be able to anticipate problems at certain times of the day, with specific people or in special situations. Once you’ve identified the times that will probably be hard work out ways to cope with them when they inevitably crop up.
Pick a start date 選擇一個開始的日子
You don’t have to make these changes on New Year’s Day. It’s better to wait until your whole mind and body are fully ready to take on the challenge. You’ll know when it is when the time comes.
Go for it 全力以赴
On the big day go for it 100%. Make a commitment and write it down on a card. You just need one short phrase you can carry in your wallet. Or keep it in your car, by your bed and on your bathroom mirror too for an extra dose of positive reinforcement.
Accept failure 接受失敗
If you do fail and sneak a cigarette, miss a walk or shout at the kids one morning don’t hate yourself for it. Make a note of the triggers that caused this set back and vow to learn a lesson from them.
Perseverance is the key to success.
Try again, keep trying and you will succeed.
Plan rewards 適時地獎勵
Small rewards are great encouragement to keep you going during the hardest first days. After that you can probably reward yourself once a week with a magazine, a long-distance call to a supportive friend, a siesta, a trip to the movies or whatever makes you tick. Later you can change the rewards to monthly and then at the end of the year you can pick an anniversary reward. Something that you’ll look forward to. You deserve it and you’ll have earned it.
Decide what you want to do in 2015
plan how to get it and go for it