Welp, it’s that time…people have declared what they’re going to go this year (which was basically the same thing they declared last year, and the year before that, and the year before that…)
As a matter of fact, what’s funny is I know people who have ALREADY given up on their resolutions set on Jan 1 and that was only 6 days ago! LOL
Ackkkk! I’m basically sick and tired of the resolutions game. Are you?
Don’t get me wrong. I have no problem with people having a dream. Heck, Martin Luther King had one and it was great!
But most people who make resolutions are simply clueless how to make them a reality and here’s why.
- Their resolutions are only dreams. It’s easy to declare that you want something to work or happen but without an actual plan of achieving it, it remains just a dream still.
- They don’t know what they really want. Sometimes people just say stuff to hear themselves talk or to impress other people. They have NO clue what they really want. This is when you’ll hear the regular ol’ statements about losing weight, quitting smoking, or saving money (the top resolutions people make), which don’t amount to anything.
- Their ideas are unrealistic. I can’t tell you what’s unrealistic for you but you already know. Why are you trying to lose 100 lbs in 2 weeks? Really? So you want to get healthy (admirable) yet you haven’t committed to stop doing unhealthy things. See #4…
- They don’t figure out what to STOP doing. So if you’ve told yourself over and over again that this year is going to be different and you’re going to START exercising but won’t STOP watching 5 hours of TV a day like most people, then you’ll never get what you want because you’re not making time for it. For most changes, you have to stop doing one thing to fit in another.
- They have no self-discipline. Some people like to call this willpower but they are 2 totally different things. I won’t go into them right now (stay tuned for that later) but know that willpower doesn’t last in the long run. You need discipline to follow a set of rules you set for yourself and follow them to the tee.
- They keep looking for motivation. Listen, motivation is cool and all but you really don’t need it. It’s overrated. Motivation is fleeting. It comes and goes, but guess what doesn’t come and go? Your WHY. Your why keeps you going when you are not motivated to move.
- They don’t know how to set goals. So it goes without saying that goals are more serious than dreams and wishes and desires and, certainly, resolutions. When you have no goals, you lose. It’s no wonder that these half-hearted resolutions are given up on almost as fast as they are set.
Over to you…
So what’s a resolution-er to do? Simple. Stop making them and start making plans to achieve goals – BIG ones! #UNRESOLUTIONS
Ask yourself, is 2016 going to be the same as last year (or worse) OR am I going to grow a pair and get into action?
Speaking of action, Activate is my word for the year. 😉
What’s one of your big goals this year?