New Year’s Resolutions – Success Tips From The Biggest Loser

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Did you know the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and be healthier? That seems to make my list every year icon smile New Years Resolutions   Success Tips From The Biggest Loser .

Since we all can’t have Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser in our faces to motivate us to get it done, how can you be successful with your New Year’s resolutions?  (And yes, I do watch the show.)

Find Your Motivation

Why did you make this resolution – you need to know why in order to stay the course when the going gets tough. For me last year, I had several big events coming up – graduations, and my son’s wedding.  Wanting to look my best for these events kept me motivated to exercise and watch what I was eating.   Many Biggest Loser contestants find their motivation in wanting to live to watch their kids grow up.

Change Starts With You

Understand that it’s time to stop blaming other people and situations for where you are. If you want lasting change, you need to renew your mind.  And here is where to start – “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” – Romans 12:2. Pray about it.

Lasting change has to start in your mind.  Your thoughts determine your feelings, and your feelings will determine your actions. That’s why the trainers on The Biggest Loser spend so much time getting to the bottom of each contestant’s thoughts.  It’s essential for success.

Get Focused

You need to get focused on the small daily steps it will take to get you to your goals. That’s why so many of us fail at weight loss.  We want the instant gratification of a new body without doing the daily work it will take to get there.  Why do you think it takes getting away to the Biggest Loser Ranch to initiate lasting change for the contestants?  It takes them out of their regular lives and forces them to focus.

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey calls it getting “gazelle intense,” when talking about getting out of debt – it order to make it happen, you need to keep it on your mind frequently, and work the Baby Steps every day to get to financial freedom.

Eye On The Prize

What is the prize for being successful with your resolutions? You need to put this in writing right along with every one of your resolutions – how will this change your life if you are successful?   Unless you are clear about this, you are not likely to succeed.

For more information on being successful with New Year’s resolutions, listen to this week’s Intelligent Investing radio show. If you need assistance with your financial resolutions for this year, and the baby steps it will take to get to your goals, consult with your trusted financial advisor.  If you don’t have a trusted financial advisor, please contact me to get started.

New Profile Pic 2599R New Years Resolutions   Success Tips From The Biggest LoserPamela Otten is CEO of Pamela Otten LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. She loves to work with women business owners and entrepreneurs, and women in transition due to job change, death, or divorce. Pamela will help you set and reach your financial goals, educate you to understand your investments, and teach you how to do more charitable giving. Pamela is a Qualified Kingdom Advisor (, trained and committed to integrating biblical principles with her investment advice.

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