The 20% Club

Last Update: January 09, 2021

Happy new year everyone!

It's that time of year again when lots of us make our new year's resolutions.

I made a few myself for personal stuff such as losing weight, eating more healthily and getting more exercise. A combination of a back injury and various lockdowns last year made me a bit physically lazy so I have a few pounds to shift!

New years resolutions are a potentially good idea but sadly for most people they prove to be nothing more than an aspiration.

80% !!

That’s the percentage of people who quit their new year’s resolutions by February

This is why you should NEVER make new years resolutions, but set yourself goals instead.

But goals by themselves are no good unless you also make a plan for achieving the goals.

You see, every battle is won before it’s fought, and if you fail to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. So if you want to be part of the 20% that doesn’t give up, you must set yourself up for success right from the outset.

That's why rather than having a goal of losing weight I have it planned out right down to every meal and snack I am going to eat for the rest of January. I also have a period of exercise scheduled in to every day.

I'm also taking this mindset into my business this year and doing a lot more planning. In fact I have spent the last few days working on nothing more than plans for my business this year. Now that I can see exactly what needs to be done I can work on the highest priority tasks and make progress quicker.

How are you planning to hit your goals this year?

Good luck!

Dave

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DCarpenter1 Premium
Thank you Dave

I agree, new years resolutions do not work in most cases.
This year I am setting goals & I will write them down, print them out, & measure my performance.
I am pleased 2020 is over, as I had personal issues, which kept me away from achieving my goals.

I look forward to a year of success ...... Yea!


Denis
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Denis
Sorry to hear about your issues in 2020 but hopefully they are behind you now and you can focus on making 2021 a success.

Cheers
Dave
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CordeliaN Premium
Looking very smart, (Bond Like even)

I did’nt know the stats, but I sure as hall know I’ve been in them (both actually) and I agree “the planning” has your back, when I succeed, it’s usually a simple case of continual repeat the good behaviour that had been planned for month 1

Lockdown could have me either a Chunk, a Hunk or a Drunk, knew it wouldn’t be the latter as I don’t drink, but the chunk one, for sure I was already on the road to chubbster..

So goals were set back in April and yes I am slimmer, (2 stone slimmer), (although the hunk thing still eludes me lol) I just repeated all the good behaviour and never strayed.. 🤗

I like goal planning but do get intimidated when the blank sheet is in front of me...

Great post Dave, hope you “nail it” thank you
Oh and happy new year to you.. 👍🥂
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Cordelia

Yes the tux is specially for you 😉

Awesome job on the 2 stone loss 🤩
I have a target of 1.5 stone to lose and hopefully the sensible eating and regular exercise will get me there in time for spring!

The blank sheet is a ballix so I get something on it ASAP and then mould it into a plan .

Good luck
Dave
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CordeliaN Premium
🎩👏
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richardgb Premium
A great post, Dave. I don’t use New Year resolutions myself. I set goals regularly. The following WA post describes how I think about goals: Best wishes
Richard
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Richard
Cool - thanks for sharing this info!

Good luck
Dave
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Twack Premium
Great post Dave and such great advice. Last year I started at the beginning of December, rather than waiting, at least I managed an extra month before the wheels came off.
I jest but what you say is so important, one way I found (heard it somewhere) is to reverse engineer, so start with the end result and work backwards and then use that as your plan.
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Twack
Yes I remember you having a 13 month year in 2020!
Reverse engineering is a great way to plan your way all the way from result back to starting point.

Thanks
Dave
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Twack Premium
Certainly felt longer than 13 months by the end of it.
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Dave07 Premium
I know what you mean!
Lets hope this year feels more like normal - eventually!
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Twack Premium
I'll second that.
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Only1Hugh Premium
Yeah Dave like Bux does I also have a task list which fits into an overall plan for myself. It bring focus and higher success. All the best to your weight loss
Hugh
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Hugh
Having that list is definitely a big advantage when it comes to turning goals into achievements.

Thanks
Dave
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Only1Hugh Premium
BOOM!
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