Procrastination. It’s pervasive in our society.
Most of us don’t actually want to do what we believe it will take to accomplish our goals.
We use words like “have to” when discussing our resolutions. “I have to drop that last 15 pounds this year!”
Resolutions that start out with “have to” are mostly destined to fail. We don’t have the energy that we’ll need to succeed.
The key is to change the “have to’s” into “want to’s”. If we want to do something, we have the motivation and drive to make it happen.
For that reason, I tend to make resolutions throughout the year, as I decide I want to do things. If I feel I need to do something, but don’t yet want to, I try to find something within it that will make me want to do it. Otherwise, I simply don’t try.
This New Year’s, if you must set a resolution, focus on the why as opposed to the how. Plan to drop 10 pounds? Rather than “I have to lose weight,” focus on “I want to fit into my skinny jeans.”
Then find yourself an accountability partner to make it happen. And check in with them.
Speaking of – it’s time for me to check in with my accountability partner on the Career Bullseye workbook I have in progress. Time to change that “have to” into a “want to!”
Happy New Year, everyone! Go out there and conquer your goals!