**Happy New Year, here at the clinic we are wishing you a healthy New Year and hope to share with you a new motto for the future:
This Year Set New Year GOALS that Work and not New Year’s Resolutions that Don’t Work!
We have often wondered why so many people wait until New Years to start their new resolutions, whether they are financial, personal, or health goals. In our Clinic, We have heard the most amazing excuses for not starting prior to the end of the year, “I just bought a carton of cigarettes, I have to finish them befo...re I stop smoking.” “I might as well finish the sodas in my fridge before I stop.” “There is no point exercising now as I have so many parties to go to, I am just going to eat and get fat anyway", the list is endless. There is a reason why resolutions don’t work and the reason is they are not goals. Goals are completely different than resolutions. Resolutions just statements without defined action. In fact, I have a close friend who works on the corporate level for a fitness company and they make more money in January than the rest of the year combined because all the “one time new years fitness customers” sign up for the year pay in advance to get a discount and never end up using their membership. He even went as far as to tell me that over 2/3 of their paying members haven’t used one of their gyms in over 90 days time. Goals are S.M.A.R.T. Specific, Measurable, Actionable, and Realistic, with a Timetable. Goals have purpose with defined action steps that lead to success. Most resolutions last a mere 14 days. Those that study goal setting and habits realize that a good habit takes a minimum of 21 days for success. Resolutions don’t work because they don’t last long enough to become a habit
This year, we hope that we can help you write goals for the different areas of your life. The most important thing is when you take your life and your health seriously and make sure your success and health are a number one priority. Make sure you are realistic, read your goals daily. In fact, only 1% of people have clearly defined written goals but almost everyone makes resolutions. Fortune magazine did a study many years ago of the top people in 100 different categories of business. They wanted to determine what made people rise to the top of their industry. Was it personality type, schooling, up bringing, or some other factor? What they found is the only thing every single person in the study did the same was each of them had written goals they referred to on a daily basis.
Thank you for your continued support and allowing us to help you in your path to leading a happy, healthy life.