New Year Resolutions have gotten a really bad wrap, through no fault of their own!
If you think about it, whenever you are standing at the doorway of the end of one year and the beginning of another, it is a really great idea to focus your mind on what you are closing the door on and what you want to create in the new space. The only reason we have a jaded attitude about New Year Resolutions is because it is a justification of our own inadequacy. Sorry, not sorry!
If we have a disdainful view that setting goals for the new year doesn't work, it's only because we have previously failed to reach those goals and want to feel less bad about that by disregarding the validity of the tradition! So, fix up guys! The reason we fail at things is because we choose to.
You've heard it said before that the only difference between someone who fails and someone who succeeds is trying one more time. The quote 'fall down seven times, stand up eight' says the same thing - failure is inevitable and success comes when you are committed enough to what you are trying to achieve that you are willing to continue to fail. Try, fail, try, fail, try, fail, try, succeed! Nothing worth having comes easily and, if you are trying to achieve big things, it's going to take every ounce of discipline you can muster to stay the course.
But when you do, my gosh are you going to create amazing things in your life!
So, set those resolutions, make big moves in the direction of your goals and be prepared to fail. Only don't.
The only true failure is when you choose to not continue. You have the power and I hope that you harness that power to your advantage.
Happy New Year one and all,