Fed up making the same promises to yourself again and again? Bored by repeatedly setting yourself the same weight loss goal but never succeeding at it? End the vicious cycle today thanks to 5 easy ways to make a goal really stick!
How many times have you set yourself a weight loss goal? Full of determination and resolve that THIS IS IT. How many times has that weight loss goal been cast aside? Be honest. A few? At New You HQ we know this story. We tell ourselves that this will be our year. This summer we will wear the white jeans, the pretty dresses and yes, even the jean shorts. Yet summer comes and goes with the pretty clothes still hanging in our wardrobes usually with the labels still on. Next summer we say. Next summer.
You many have noticed we do things a little differently here at The New You Plan. That’s because we have walked or are walking the very weight loss path you are on. From our Founder Julie-Ann to our Community Manager Gareth, we know the highs, lows and, let’s face it, difficulties you experience when embarking on a weight loss journey.
That’s why we are are committed to using the best scientific research not only in creating our super effective weight loss plan, but also in identifying the best ways we can help you reach your weight loss goals.
Unlike other companies which want to keep you on the diet-fail-diet rollercoaster, we love to see you succeeding. You see, we don’t shine, if you don’t shine. Yes, most of our customers continue to use our products once they reach weight loss goals but this time as a tool to maintaining weight. In other cases, it’s for convenience, or simply because they love the taste. Strawberry Shake with a Pineapple Boost anyone?
We want to crank your success up to the max this summer. We have discovered one of the best ingredients for weight loss success and we want to share it with you.
Goals take time, hard work, perseverance and commitment to achieve. And results often do not come as quickly as you hope. You can easily lose the motivation in the process and give up. But everything changes when you leverage an accountability system. To be accountable, all you need is a clear goal and a willingness to let others help you achieve it.
According to research, the two factors that effectively help people achieve the behavior change they desire are incentives and accountability.
Achieving anything in life takes practice. Writing every day, working out, eating healthy, etc. are practices that get better with time. Whether you want to change your habits, health, body, relationship or your finances, identifying the right commitment system can make it easy for you to reach your goals.
When you are accountable to someone or a group of people for doing what you said you would do, you can easily get stuff done because you engage the power of social expectations.
When you tell your boss you will get the proposal done by the end of the week, you are more likely to stick to it and do it. When you tell a client you’ll send over a report, you deliver. The expectation alone is enough motivation to get you to commit to it and get it done.
However, when you tell yourself — and no one else — that you stick to your New You diet, start a new gym routine, write a book, launch a meaningful project or quit your “just okay” job in order to pursue your life’s work, you are less likely to do it. It’s easy to choose something else more comfortable and make excuses.
Accountability accelerates your performance.
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and found that you have a 65% chance of completing a goal if you commit to someone. And if you have a specific accountability check in with a person you’ve committed to, you will increase your chance of success by up to 95%.
Today, right now, you can make a commitment that matters to your goal.
When you make your goals public, you receive a combination of responses you can use to fuel your desire to succeed!
5 ways to make accountability work for you
1. Put Structures In Place
Put structures and systems in place to measure and record your progress. Schedule regular appointments to check in to our private customer support group, Secret Slimmers. If possible, schedule these times in advance so that they’re not lost or forgotten in the busyness of everyday life.
2. Commit To Actions
Move beyond mere talk and commit to specific actions that will move your goals forward, and agree with someone else to hold you accountable.
3. Seek Expert Support
It’s the perfect commitment system you need for long-term goals. If your goal demands it, seek out people, mentors, coaches or resources that can offer expert support and the knowledge you need to succeed. Send is a message at New You HQ or make a post on Secret Slimmers. We’ve got you.
4. Join Secret Slimmers
If you want to take accountability to a whole new level, especially on regular basis, consider buddying up with another Secret Slimmer. If you are serious about achieving your goals, it can be one of your most potent sources of support and accountability.
5. Give someone the permission to hold you accountable!
When you go public with your goal, you allow others to rally around and encourage you. In the “This Time Next Year” TV Show, people publicly pledge to work on a single goal, and report back to the show the same time next year about what they’ve been able to do. They share the dreams they’re desperate to achieve over the next 12 months. Everyone who appears on the show has to come back to update the audience about their progress. The declaration makes them work hard at it. The public holds contestants accountable. And the show requires guests to send weekly or monthly updates.
With the right support and help, you can do better and actually achieve your goals this year. The likelihood of getting new habits to stick, or reaching your goals is remarkably higher when you set a time to report back to someone on your progress.
“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.” Thomas S. Monson
Week 1: Summer Transformation Challenge Task
For our Summer Transformation Task, we would like you to make an accountability pledge to us at New You HQ and to your fellow Secret Slimmers. Think about your goal you would like to achieve over the next 7 weeks, tell us what it is, why it is important to you and what will help you achieve it. Help might be checking in with Secret Slimmers every day, or committing to motivating another member of the group or setting up your buddy system.
We can’t wait to read your pledges. Are you ready to shine? We can already see your glow from here.
Are you ready to get started on a really, really, really easy diet plan?
Getting started is the first step in your journey to a brand New You! To help you understand fully how our plan works, our Get Started page with designed specifically for people new to the plan.
Head over to our site where you’ll find tonnes of important information including how our plan works, the science behind it, loads of top tips, information on our meals, as well as real customer testimonials.
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