Starting this past week and expected to pick up heavily is the widespread occurrence of New Years Syndrome, where the goals are lofty and the adherence is about as strong as a wet bandaid. We all are very well intended people, I’m sure, however, we all know what the road to hell was paved with. This is not to detract anyone from setting really good and worthwhile goals in this new year; simply to summon an awareness of ways to ensure true success. The following are four steps that you can take to enjoy your achievements in the new year:
1. Don’t major in the minor things
Jim Rohn has spoken of the idea of people wasting their time and resources by emphasizing the meaningless and less productive activities. Dig deep and evaluate your most burning desires and write them down from most important to least important. Most important = Highest priority. Do not get sidetracked by the minutiae.
2. Prepare (x3)
Understand what you need to succeed ahead of time so that when fatigue sets in, temptation is dull. This may mean changing your environment, grocery prepping, budgeting, time management, etc.
3.Watch your mouth!
Check your words for self-defeating phrases like “I can’t”, “I want”, “I need”, “maybe”, and “I’m so ____”(insert negative judgement). Practice positive self-talk and replace these with things like “I can”, “I have”, “I enjoy”, “Umm..Hell yeah!”, and “I’m such as badass”.(Complimenting yourself is great and should be applied like a rich perfume to avoid becoming a bad, ass.) Your words feed your thoughts and all forms of nutrition are vital to human optimization.
4.Law of attrACTION.
If simply thinking hard and wishing something would happen were enough to achieving all of our desires then Sallie Mae would be an Ex and my arms would for sure measure the same in inches as my car rims. Acting on the thoughts is what creates for manifestation of our goals. Action is the most important piece because it is what truly adheres us to our goals, it is not discipline. You cannot have discipline without action. Discipline reveals itself through repetition of action.
May we have gained from this past year and go forward, posturing excellence and adhering to progress.