We all want to make resolutions that will help us reach our ideal goals.  The hard part is not giving up.  Most resolutions take time, patience, persistence, dedication, hard work, and most importantly, the right plan.  Here a few tips to keep you in your lane to success:

          Believe in Yourself

Believing in yourself is the key to everything.  If you do not believe in yourself, then why should anyone else? This should always be your starting point.  This is a stepping stone aspect.  We all believe in ourselves regards to small everything tasks such as cooking, driving, working, etc.  You need to build that power within yourself to expand to the larger or more difficult tasks.  Ask yourself:

  • What are you afraid of?
  • What is holding you back?
  • What is inspiring you
  • What is your plan?
  • Think about the process to reach your goal

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Examine Your Path

Planning ahead is important.  Are you better at visualizing your goals and plans? Do you need to write it down? Find out what works for you.  By doing this, it will help you stay on track, not miss anything, and create structure.  How is the process fitting into your daily life? Understand that there are multiple paths that will lead you to your goal.  You need to determine what will work best for you.

          Strive, Fight, and Stay Positive

You will not reach your goals overnight. You will not reach them next week.  You will not reach them without work.  There will be obstacles, setbacks, and possible failures.  Do not let this discourage you.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, NEVER DISCOURAGE YOURSELF! Do not focus on the problems; stay focused on your path and goal.

          Reward Yourself with Responsibility

If you aren’t specifically asking yourself to do things, then it will end up feeling like extra work when they need to be done.  There is always tasks that need to be completed and obstacles to overcome.  If you reward yourself with responsibility, your accomplishments will be amplified.  By doing this, you are telling yourself to keep going, be ready for what comes next, and that you are ready.


Don’t be afraid to communicate with people.  Talk with a family member, a friend, an employee at the gym, or your doctor.  Ask questions, request feedback, talk just to talk.  Gaining insight from others can be very beneficial.  Learning from other people’s experiences can be a good tool for you.  Asking for help and talking with others shows others that you want to succeed, and that you will be there for them as well.

At SwimRVA, we want to be there for you during every step.  When you’re asking yourself those questions, we want to be a part of the answer.  We want you to feel comfortable in our facility.  We are here for you to talk with one of our wellness consultants about your goals and develop a path that would be best for you.  Tell us your story, ask us questions, and share your success with us.