Why you should nix your New Years’ Resolutions
How many times have you made New Years’ resolutions? How many times have you actually seen them through?
For most of us, the new year simply means a new start on old habits. Even if we have the best intentions when making our resolutions, and perhaps spend the first few weeks with guns blazing, eventually our inherent patterns re-emerge, and we’re back to square one. Only now, we are left with residual guilt and frustration that we weren’t able to follow through. It’s a lose-lose situation.
This year, may we suggest something new – nix those resolutions. Stop setting yourself up to fail. Stop placing all of the weight on the end goal. And instead, start shifting your focus to daily practices that you can put into action right now.
Now, this doesn’t mean that instead of saying you are going to lose 10 pounds to shift your focus on hitting the gym every day. It’s much more fundamental. It’s about learning how to cultivate new habits – like going to the gym – by starting at the root: a shift in perspective. It’s these small changes that can lead to shifts in behavior, and cumulate over time to create one massive transformation.
The truth is, whatever it is you are after – a better body, more passion, more energy, more money – whatever it is you want more of, in the simplest terms, comes down to one thing: you are after an extraordinary life. So this year, let’s stop putting so much focus on a singular grand result and start focusing on what we can do now to achieve that outcome. And that means starting at the root, the core, the heart of it all, and changing the way we approach the seemingly little aspects of our everyday lives.