If You Want Success – Never Make Another New Year Resolution Again
We are fast approaching that time of year where we examine the results we have created in our lives over the past year. If you are on track and everything in your life is exactly where you want it to be, I congratulate you. If you are however like the majority of people, you are looking back over a year that has flown by and you are not at all satisfied with the results this year has brought you.
You can once again do the same thing; you did last year where you set empty meaningless new years resolutions that made you feel all inspired and driven, to make some real and meaningful changes in your life. But soon after the New Year started; the pressures of your life came around, you forgot all about your resolution and simply returned to your old patterns and behaviors.
This year if you choose to do things the same way, amazingly you will get the same results. If you want things to be different this time round and you want to achieve real meaningful positive change in your life, then you must change the patterns and behaviors that have kept you trapped in mediocrity for so long. If you want things to change, then you must change the way you do things.
Everyone is exposed to the same external environment, so it is not the external environment that has determined what you managed to accomplish this year. Some people have accomplished amazing results over the past year. They have been exposed to the same environment that you have.
As you know your results you have achieved this year are only as good as the plans you made this time last year. The outcomes you are observing right now are the residue of the commitment and resolve you have shown during the year, to carry out the small daily disciplines needed to make your plan work for you.
The first thing you must do is to commit to do things differently this year. Your circumstances and environment are extremely difficult to change in the short term. For you to change is very simple, firstly all that is required is for you to make the choice that you want to change and then for you to have the resolve to follow through and apply the discipline to make it real. Is something this simple within the realm of possibility for you?
The difference between success and failure is so subtle. Failure is merely a few errors in judgment repeated every day. The error of judgment that says “I don’t feel like I have missed anything today by not reading, I don’t feel like I have lost anything at all” It is this kind of error of judgment that sees this person still trapped in the same dead end job five years from now and they don’t understand why.
These small errors in judgment over time add up and end up costing you in the long run. The small disciplines that will positively change your life are really easy to do, if you commit to apply enough discipline and resolve, every day. Unfortunately these disciplines are just as easy not to do.
The cost of these small disciplines every day is very small. Yet the benefits that will flow into your life as a result of the compounding effect of these small efforts are massive. Is the small daily benefit you get from wasting time on entertaining yourself, to death, worth the massive regret you feel every day, because you feel trapped in a life of mediocrity.
As long as you continue living your life, merely trying to eek out a living, trying to simply get through your day, you will remain trapped in an un-fulfilling and incomplete life. This year shift the way you look at your life, wake up every day and look to see what you can get from your day. This small shift in the way you look at your life will allow you to get the maximum benefit from every day, week, and month of next year.
Author: Andrew Horton