Research shows that nearly three in four people have started the New Year committing to get fit. But the vast majority admit that their past attempts to make positive changes to their lifestyle had failed by the end of January. Although most (56%) say that their New Year’s resolve is currently still intact, 30% admit that they are already struggling.
Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory (often referred to as ‘Maslow’s Needs Triangle’ – below) is that people are motivated by needs that remain unsatisfied, and that certain lower factors have to be satisfied in order for higher needs to be recognized as unfulfilled.
According to Maslow’s theory, only when the lower order needs of physical and emotional wellbeing are satisfied are we concerned with the higher order needs of influence and personal development.
So if you find yourself struggling to achieve certain goals in your life, then it’s worth assessing those basic needs: clear mind, relaxation, healthy diet, effective breathing, conducive home and work environment etc. to ensure those physiological and safety needs are being satisfied.
Only then can you set and achieve those goals, which will address the social, esteem and ultimately the self-actualisation needs.
So: New Year, New You!
What do you want to do, be and have in 2016?
So whether your New Years resolution is to procrastinate less, delegate more, improve your ability to cope better under pressure, improve your work-life balance or eat a more healthy diet, a support mechanism may help you turn those New Year resolutions into tangible goals.
A fantastic question to ask yourself is:
If life was just the way you wanted, it would be like what?
And if life isn’t just the way you want it, then coaching may be just what you need to steer you in the right direction, assisting you each step of the way, celebrating your achievements, helping you up when you fall down – and assisting your learning from those mistakes – making you accountable and ensuring you follow through of your journey of success. Make 2016 your best yet!
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