Resolutions are annoying.
By now you’re probably tired of wishing everyone new year – and of hearing everyone’s new year resolutions.
They’re so fucking predictable. Lose weight, gain weight, new job, new relationship, build a house, have babies – whatever.
Resolutions look good, sound great and get you off your ass to do something. They’ll even get you a ton of likes on Facebook.
Earlier, my problem with resolutions was that after a while, they stopped working. My motivation would drop, I would start making excuses and eventually give up.
The sad thing is – just about everyone I know goes through the same cycle – giving up on their resolutions after a few months.
Don’t deny it – you face it too.
Resolutions: How To Make Them Work
Well, here’s a secret: You’re setting yourself up for failure.
I learned of this approach from James Clear.
You’re looking at the wrong thing, man. Don’t look at the goal. Work backwards and break it down.
Look at what you need to do get to the goal – your system – and focus on that.
Think of it like this:
If you want to lose weight, don’t look at 55 kgs. Look at walking 10,000 steps a day.
Here are some more examples:
- Instead of looking at your sales target of 30 conversions, look at making 7 connects with your prospect.
- Instead of thinking about the book you want to write, focus on writing 500 words a day.
- Instead of fantasizing about a boyfriend/girlfriend, go out and meet people.
This approach has several benefits:
- You won’t lose motivation.
- Your goal becomes manageable.
- Even if you mess up one day, you can get back on track more easily.
- YOU WILL HIT YOUR GOAL.
Simple? Yes. Easy? Yes. Am I doing it? Hell yeah!
Yeah, so there you go – something useful to start the new year off with.
Let me know what’s your resolution – and what’s the system you’re using. If you’re stuck, hit me up.
Till next time, love.
Arvindh aka Gundu
P.S. I just joined a weight loss challenge at work. Will keep you posted!