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  • January 09, 2024 4 min read

    It’s week two of 2024 and so far, this year is all unexplored, uncharted territory. This means anything and everything is possible! To make sure the time we spend in this year’s pursuits are worth your while, it’s time to roll out the blueprint for success and turn those New Year’s resolutions and goals into lifelong accomplishments.

    It doesn’t matter if your 2024 ambitions are fitness-related, skill-based, or creative—we've got five habits that will not only help you reach your goals but also make the journey a memorable and rewarding one.


    1. Start slow, start small.

    Picture this: you’re standing at the starting line of a marathon, and the crowd is buzzing with anticipation. That’s the energy of a new year. It’s absolutely exhilarating! However, instead of sprinting towards your goals, consider adopting the wisdom of starting slow and starting small.

    Why? Well, big audacious goals can be overwhelming. Breaking them down into manageable, bite-sized tasks not only makes the journey less daunting but also allows you to relish the small victories along the way. Think of it as laying the foundation for a skyscraper: each brick is crucial and, before you know it, you’ll be standing tall among your achievements.

    This approach isn’t about procrastination—it’s all about strategy. By pacing yourself, you’re not only setting realistic expectations but also building the resilience needed for the marathon ahead.

    “Go big or go home” may be applicable for other things but, when it comes for things you’d like to achieve, consider the journey!


    2. Build a routine for your habits.

    Imagine a well-choreographed dance: every move perfectly timed, every step deliberate. That’s what happens when you pair habits with routines. It’s the dynamic duo of goal achievement because, by piggybacking your habit on a set routine, you’re making it easier for yourself to do them!

    A routine provides the structure that habits thrive on. Whether that’s allocating specific time slots for workouts, dedicating hours to your passion project, or scheduling moments for self-reflection, having a routine creates an environment that’s absolutely conducive to success. It’s similar to creating a harmonious melody that sets the tone for your day, making your goals not just tasks but integral parts of your lifestyle. Everything just flows.

    When your habits become embedded in your daily routine, they evolve from mere actions to ingrained behaviors and it helps to keep you consistent. That’s the most important thing about habit-building in general: consistency! 

    Looking for some tips on how to set up a perfect morning routine? We’ve got a few for you right here!


    3. Track results as much as you can.

    Imagine you're on a road trip and, instead of relying on road signs, you track your journey on a map. Tracking results in your goal journey is like having a map for success. It not only keeps you on the right path but also serves as a source of motivation.

    Make it a habit to consistently track your progress. Whether it's maintaining a journal of your accomplishments, utilizing trackers to monitor fitness milestones, or creating a vision board, visualizing your achievements reinforces your commitment to your goals. It transforms your aspirations from abstract dreams into tangible, achievable targets.

    Here’s a quick read on how to achieve your goals through the power of visualization.

    Celebrating the small victories is crucial and tracking it helps with that. By acknowledging and appreciating the progress you've made, you create a positive feedback loop that propels you forward.


    4. Cut yourself some slack.

    Seriously, please do. This is something a lot of people have a difficult time coming to terms with: that it’s ok to make mistakes. Life is a rollercoaster and sometimes the twists and turns can throw off even the most meticulous plans. It's during these moments that cultivating the habit of self-compassion becomes essential.

    Missed a day at the gym? Skipped a writing session? Instead of dwelling on what went wrong, acknowledge it with kindness. Setbacks are not roadblocks but detours on the path to success. The habit of cutting yourself some slack is about understanding that imperfections are part of the human experience.

    By embracing setbacks as learning opportunities, you create a mindset that is resilient and adaptable. The occasional stumble doesn't define our progress but enriches your story!

    Struggling with perfectionism? Do you feel like everything has to be like you pictured it? Here are a few ways to be more comfortable with the thought of “less than flawless”.  


    5. Keep going no matter what!

    Success is not a sprint! It's a marathon. As you practice running day by day, persistence is key and sets the tone on how successful you’ll become. Cultivating the habit of perseverance is not just about enduring challenges but about embracing them as stepping stones to greatness.

    Life is unpredictable, and obstacles will inevitably appear on your path. The key is not to view them as roadblocks but as opportunities to learn, adapt, and grow. When the going gets tough, the habit of keeping on, no matter what, becomes your anchor.

    It will get hard, there will be days you might not want to do anything—and that’s ok! Take a break—but don’t stop. Move forward at your own pace.

    Need tips on how to keep calm and carry on? Here’s more on how to keep going!



    This 2024, let's engrave persistence into our mindset. It's not about avoiding challenges but navigating through them with resilience and determination. Remember, every setback is a setup for a triumphant comeback and the only way to barrel through anything that this year throws your way? Good habits!

    Share what other habits not mentioned here will make you unstoppable this year! We’d love to hear from you so make sure to leave a comment!

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