6 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work
5. Your surroundings have to change. “We can‘t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein. Your life will not change until you change. That starts with your immediate surroundings. If you spend all your time in a room with a bunch of cigarette smokers, odds are you’re going to get cancer too. So know what you’re surrounded by and what you’re choosing to have around you and what you’re letting into your brain and body.
- On a sheet of paper, make two columns. On the left side, take an inventory of where you’re investing your time and money right now. Then on the right side, put down what you’re committed to. ASK AND ANSWER THE HARD QUESTIONs: Is what you’re spending time and money on matching your commitments? What needs to change?
- Set a schedule for yourself of daily actions and activities that move you toward your goals.
- Dissect your why. Dig deep. Why is this resolution important? What does it mean to mean to me? What will it mean when I accomplish it? Why is that important? What will it mean if I don’t accomplish it? What does that mean? Why the why and why that why and why is that important?
- Get yourself an accountability partner. Someone on the same page that will help you stay on target and on mission. And you be that for them too.
- Make another list with two columns. What are you surrounding yourself with? Who are you surrounding yourself with? What are you putting in your mind and body? Figure out: What needs to stay? What needs to go? What needs to get added?
- Set 12 future date commitments that once set you cannot back out. You can do one for each month of the year. Make sure they are inline with your goals and your resolutions
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