Resolutions have gotten such a bad rap that I’m actually surprised when I hear someone declare that he/she has made one (or several).
Personally, I think if making a New Year’s Resolution works for you, then you should go for it, use it for all its worth, and squeeze that sucker dry.
We all need a psychological starting point and a New Year is about as good as it gets. I mean really, it’s just another day that rolls around every year…it’s the mental shift that we have about a fresh start, a ‘do over’ if you will (or a do better, which is how I prefer to think of it). Although my personal philosophy is that you get the chance to do better every day;-)
Back to resolutions…so how do you get those darn things to actually work anyways?
OK (picture me now rubbing my hands together cackling with glee; cuz this stuff is fun for me!)
This is the point where themes or ideas (the new concept instead of resolutions…for example: consistency, focus, and discipline) become extremely useful in helping you beat the odds and become one of the few who actually keep your resolutions!
Over the course of January (specifically Tuesday and Thursdays), I will be focusing specifically on strategies and tips that will help you make those resolutions stick. And if you didn’t make any resolutions? That’s cool; I bet you have some goals you’d like to work on and these tips will work nicely for that too.
So today’s tip is use whatever gives you a psychological edge. Don’t feel bad or listen to those who say resolutions don’t work or are crap. You use what works for YOU!
Right now I bet you’re feeling motivated, optimistic, productive and determined to make 2011 your best year ever.
Go with it.
Use that drive to get as much done as you can right now.
Make all that energy work for you now.
If you haven’t gotten my new free report “The Essential Ingredients Playbook”, make sure you get it. It will give you some food for thought in planning your 2011 and I think you will find it very useful 🙂
You can get it by entering your first name and email address in the box up there at the top. It’s good stuff, I promise.