top of page
Search

Making "changes" in the "New Year"


Okay PEOPLE . . . so LISTEN UP . . . if your family and friends don't "always" FOLLOW ME . . . now's the time . . . because we've got a lot to talk about.


So the question for today is this . . . what are "New Year's Resolutions" . . . REALLY all about???


Well . . . it's about giving ourselves the "permission" . . . a "blank slate" . . . a "do-over" so to speak . . . and an opportunity . . . to "get things right".


This concept is called . . . "self-efficacy" . . . which is an individual's belief in his or her capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments.


Meaning . . . by sticking to a goal with "mindfulness" . . . and following through on it . . . we now have the sense of "CONTROL" over what's happening in our life"!


This is why we make "New Years" Resolutions . . . we "want" and "need" that "control"!


But . . . why don't we stick to them???


Well . . . most people "blame" their "failure" to fulfill resolutions on . . . a lack of time, resources, motivation or a loss of "zeal" after starting . . .


And only 16% of all people that make "New Year's Resolutions" . . . are actually able to "follow" through . . . and complete their mission.


So why is that???


Well . . . many times this happens due to our "goals" being too "lofty" or "overwhelming"


And with this . . . we give up too "easily" . . . or maybe our "resolution" was too vague or would be a "financial burden"


But the biggest reason for "many" of us . . . is the need for . . . "INSTANT GRADIFICATION"!


You see . . . the problem with most "resolutions" is this . . . we tend to "jump" to the end of the "story" . . . rather than trying to "navigate" the "journey".


We lose the concept that "GOALS" are the "OUTCOME" . . . whereas "RESOLUTIONS" are the "ACTIONS" that get us to our "goal". So this year . . . let's take a different perspective and approach to our "resolutions" and therefore . . . our "GOALS"


Okay . . . so what are some of the most common "resolutions" in today's world???


Well . . . the top 10 would be . . .


Lose weight

Exercise more

Quit smoking

Quit drinking

Spend more time with family

Enjoy life more

Get out of debt

Get organized