2018 Is Here! Let’s Make It Count!
Another year, another resolution with all the transformations and betterment we hope for ourselves and our loved ones. It is human nature to desire to improve. Stating our resolutions aloud in closing out the previous year to start a new one is a common practice around the world.
Sadly, it never quite works out.
Why is it that in spite of our most sincere and fervent proclamations of, “THIS, is the year I will stick to my resolutions!” most resolutions thaw out in the time it takes to come inside from the frosty Crystal Ball Drop at Times Square? Where are those friends who vowed to keep us honest at midnight with those champagne toasts?
Fact is, it is easier to speak about things than to do them. Change is tough to make with mere desire alone. You must understand the difficulties associated with it and the persistence, sacrifice and patience it requires.
Here are three tips to help make 2018 your most successful year!
1. Make your resolution a must and not a should- When you “should” do something, it is a preference but not dire enough to cause action. When you “must” do something, it is imperative to your well being, personal interest and survival to complete the task. Yes, survival! Because, wandering through life constantly reaching out farther than one’s grasp can become dangerously comfortable and a sad existence.
2. Your eyes are often bigger than your stomach- Ever see those left over plates at All-You-Can-Eat buffets? No diner likes to be guilty of waste, but they often miscalculate what they can eat. Interestingly enough, these miscalculations seem proportional to the amount paid for the bottomless feast. It’s also easy to bite off more than you can chew with your resolutions and get carried away with too high expectations. Be sure to cut your goals to easily digestible and palatable morsels to where you can progressively build upon later. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
3. Avoid talkers and emulate achievers- Anyone can tell you about all they’re going to do, but doing it is a different matter. This is why you should avoid relying on those who struggle with their resolutions to help keep you in check. An unspoken truce ends up developing whereby you ignore each other’s weaknesses and accept excuses for them. It is important to emulate achievers. Their transformations and accomplishments will inspire and encourage you to stay the course through the difficult times. Nothing inspires success like success, so be very selective with whom you’ll listen to and follow.
Wishing you a Happy New Year and for all your resolutions to come true!
Enjoy your Paths!