Pretty harsh title for this article. But there is reality and then there is fantasy. Look I’m not saying you can’t do it, it is possible. From a statistical standpoint, it rarely happens. According to a Forbes.com article from 2013, only 8% of people actually achieve their resolutions. After only two weeks 33% have already stopped following their resolution. So why don’t they work? Because they are based on a calendar and hope. Base those things on hardcore exuberance with a plan and watch the results you want, come to fruition.
They say change is hard, I have to disagree. When someone tells us something it is from their perspective and we a have a choice. We can believe it, or we can experience it for ourselves from our own perspective. Change is hard work, yes, and that is what makes most people shy away from trying. Another thing about change is we have to get real with ourselves. We have to look at all the blemishes and scars to really see the truth. And we have to acknowledge the truth about ourselves which can be tough. Well heck, it is tough to look at yourself and realize you’re the problem. In order to achieve a resolution and change something, we need to be hard on ourselves and truthful about why we are where we are. Starting means committing to action, every day. Every day is Day 1. Day 1 requires a new resolution to hardcore energy and exuberance to get after that goal, dream, vision, or whatever you want to call it.
The Process is what really matters. Do you know where you’re headed? In the P-TEAM Coaching system it is referred to as your Arrow. Your Arrow is the direction your going to focus on and send your energy to. If it is loosely defined then your chances of hitting the mark are low. Every action we take, every thought we have, every decision we make needs to be designed to release our Arrow with confidence in the direction of our purpose. It requires creating bigger, better energy than what got you to where you are now.
Don’t make resolutions. Make a commitment to yourself first. Build from that, do it for the right reasons and be real.
Happy New Year
P.S. I selected this photo of JYD because he is modeling the energy you can have to attack with your Arrow.