A resolution… every new year we wake up with a resolution as to something we would like to change in our current lives, situation.
I want you to ask yourself how many times have you heard your friend say “I’m going to quit smoking” or perhaps you heard, “just 10 pounds, I’m going to lose that by simply going to the gym starting January 1st”
I want to be the first in calling this out. Stop it. I want you to tell me why on earth you would wait until ONE day of the ENTIRE year to decide to change.
Well, I’ll tell you why…. You had ZERO intentions on changing. You have become so afraid of improving on your life, you have decided to announce a change on the one day everyone else does. The one day no one expects you to change. If you fail or do not follow your resolution, no one will judge you different. No one will think less of you because they all expected you to fail, because statistics show resolutions fail. In a recent study it reflected that 78% of New Years resolutions were not met or kept.
Here comes the best part… You can be great by deciding on setting a goal today, either it be a Saturday or Tuesday or a Thursday and even if it’s in the middle of the year. You can decide NOT to change but to IMPROVE yourself.
Decide what it is that you want to improve in your life and set a specific, achievable, time targeted goal. Remember to write it down. Only 2% of people who set goals actually write them down and the success rate of that mere 2% is 80% of goals set are actually achieved. That’s a significant amount and an impressive turn around for simply taking the extra minute to put pen to paper.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
What matters, is YOU. Scrap that New Year’s resolution and decide to make an improvement that matters. You owe nothing to anyone as long as you can wake up in the morning look yourself in the mirror and be happy with who you are.