What if you tried this instead?
Happy New Year!!
If you’re anything like me you’ve been reflecting on 2015 and nestling into your goals for 2016. I’ve been using my Dreambook to dive deep into what matters most to me in all aspects of my life, so that as I move forward my actions are inspired toward the bigger vision. It’s felt really good. The goals I’ve set this year feel really connected, and spacious, and incredibly ambitious.
I can’t wait!
For some, setting goals and making a plan is fun, exciting, and even nourishing. For others, it’s stressful, feels like a lot of pressure, or just really uncomfortable. Either way it’s shown that statistically: 92% of New Years goals fail by January 15th and that’s just crappy.
Here are three reasons we fail to achieve our goals, and what you can do so that it doesn’t happen to you.
1) One of the main reasons is because we put a huge amount of pressure on this one random day to be the end-all-be-all of fresh starts. But the truth is, we have a great opportunity every day to make a fresh start. So if you fail January 15th, who’s to say you can’t start fresh January 16th? You don’t have to wait until the next New Year comes around.
So if you commit to any one thing this year, maybe it could be to let each day be a fresh start.
2) We often don’t have a system in place to help us achieve these goals. If we set a goal or resolution, but we don’t create a structure to ensure it’s fulfillment, then we have set that goal in vain.
Get clear about your intentions. If you really want it, get it. Create a system, or use a system that is already proven, and work it. Your results depend on whether or not you continually take action and have a positive mindset for optimal success. You have to have both, and having a structure that supports both is ideal. It’s why we created the Dreambook. I’m not saying it’s the only system that will get you there, but it’s one I know works, but use whatever is best for you.
3) We do it half-ass. I don’t mean to be rude, but let’s be honest, sometimes we set goals or resolutions and then act as if it’s an annoyance to even consider giving it our attention.
Give it 100%. Because your desires for life deserve your 100%, after all, this is your life! Whether the goal is to have more connection with your family, to marry your soul mate, to make a million dollars, to feed hungry children, or to invent the best earplugs this world has ever seen – commit to your best. Every. Day.
I know you can make 2016 the best ever. Let’s be the 8%.
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