Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope you’ve made a decision to bring 20/20 vision into this new decade and not settle for anything less than living the life you absolutely love!
New Year Resolutions get such a bad rap. I have found it isn’t the resolution that’s faulty. It’s the manner in which we go about applying the process is where they fade and ultimately fail. Do you get excited in the planning on your resolutions for the New Year, with a mindset that it’s fail-proof? Possibly you share it with others in order to gain support towards your big change. Maybe even take a step into joining the exercise class or some action towards your decision for change?
Coming into the New Year, there is strength and determination into your resolution, right? How long does it last for you? A day? A week? A month? How long before that powerful resolution you had begins to fade and eventually fizzles out? You are not alone. Gyms offer special offers right before the end of the year because they know that’s when people are most vulnerable to sign up for annual membership. And the clever ones even offer a month free.
For years in my life I would write anywhere from one to 25 (I believe is my highest) New Year Resolutions. The list would include things like eating healthy, exercise, reading, lose weight, be friendlier, spend more time volunteering… along with numerous other ways of what and how I wanted to change my life to live fuller and be a better person.
AND I MEANT IT! Every single one of them.
I want to discuss two very important points for you, in the hopes you will decide to choose more for your life than the ol’ New Year resolutions for your life. What I was missing in all those resolutions was my THINKING and my POWER.
In regards to your THINKING, Einstein said, “You cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created it”.
Of all the changes I’ve made in my life. The paradigms I’ve assisted hundreds of clients to bust through and the many patterns I’ve had the honor of shifting in my clients lives all came at times when outside support, guidance, and accountability were involved. That’s what I believe Einstein was eluding to. New Thoughts.
Now some might receive life-changing results from reading books or listening to programs. That isn’t how it’s worked for me, or the clients I serve. Personally, even after investing tens of thousands of dollars into my certifications, I hung my sign and continued to come up short in the results I was expecting.
Many of my clients say this same thing. “Once I became willing to invest in myself and get a coach in my life, everything turned around in the results and breakthroughs I was experiencing”.
In order to experience something different, we have to do something different!
The second point I’d like to make is in regards to our POWER. We have this mighty power within us and so often we forget it’s even there. The power of ACTION. We have the power to take action at any time to create the changes to our patterns, limiting thoughts and behaviors, yet it’s worthless until we pick it up and employ it into our lives.
Resolutions are no different from any other motivating experience we have. Do you remember a time when you heard a powerful message or reading something that just blew you away when you heard it? What long term effect has it had on you?
I have a close friend who has been discussing his life situation being unfulfilling and just doesn’t feel much like he is really living. More like he’s just existing. Do you ever feel that way? During this time period he and I discussed some tools to change that in his life, although he hasn’t taken any action on employing those tools. He reached out to me on Sunday with all kinds of excitement going on.
He stated he heard the perfect message at service and it gave him the insight and motivation to completely change his situation. I could feel his excitement and determination for how this information would change his life. He had this and nothing could stop him!
I spoke to him today and he is right back to where he was prior to that service on Sunday. Life is mundane, unhappy, blah. Why do you think that is?
I will tell you why… Without ACTION, no amount of inspiration, motivation and any other ways you might describe the jolts we get from time to time is powerful enough on its own to bring about any lasting changes. I tell attendees of my workshop regularly that there is 72-hour shelf life of the potential to literally incorporate changes from a point of inspiration, without action. After 72 hours, we fade back into our patterns, paradigms and limiting beliefs. Our comfort zone.
If you can’t say that truly love every area of your life and you’ve made the decision that 2020 will be the year you change that job, get into shape, find that great love relationship or find more love in your current relationship, travel to that dream vacation, get that savings to the level you desire, whatever that IT is for you, I can help you solidify that decision in concrete.
If 2020 is going to be your year, claim it and then take the action of reaching out and let me be tenacious towards your results!
Article written for Coaches Corner, The Magic Happens Magazine, January 2020