Identify the problem
What is it that you want to change? What tension are you feeling in your life between who you currently are & who you want to be?
Pray about the solution
The best, lasting change will happen with God's direction and strength. Seek His wisdom as you seek out solutions.
See the end result
This is part of vision and having an idea of the man/woman you want to be at the end of this year. Envisioning the end result of your decisions will help you when you struggle to maintain discipline.
Plan out the steps
It's not enough to list an end goal--plan out the things you will do to make it reality. Losing 15 pounds is a great resolution-now plan out the dietary & exercise steps to make it a reality.
It's time to move beyond the written concepts & put it into action. Taking the first step can sometimes be the most difficult part of fulfilling a goal.
If you don't stop to measure your progress you can fail to realize how much growth has actually been occurring. Regular, realistic evaluations help us to stay on track and make adjustments when necessary as well.
Take the necessary steps today to ensure success this year.