New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time. Most last little more than a month and by the end of year, few of us are sustaining any change. Consequently, we may experience some regret or guilt, the feelings pass, and we repeat the process at the start of the following year. Does this sound familiar? So, here’s an alternative thought. Ditch the New Year resolutions right now, and instead focus on where you want to be at the end of 2024.
Imagine that it’s 31st December 2024. Firstly, you are taking a few moments to reflect on the year that is now ending. Secondly, you are mentally ticking off everything that you have done this year. You’re listing your achievements, big and small. Importantly, you have a sense of satisfaction and pride about all that you’ve done. You made exciting and compelling plans at the start of the year, and you’re delighted with all that worked out well. Crucially, you understand that not everything unfolded as you planned, and that’s OK. You’ve learned, you’ve lived, and here you are.
Maybe it’s not been the year you wanted. The best-laid plans and all that. Sometimes, events overtake us and it feels that we are no longer in charge. Indeed, it really can feel like we’re at effect, disempowered and reacting to what others are doing. And yet, you’ve learned, you’ve lived, and here you are.
So take back control and put yourself at cause. Think about where you want to be at the end of the year. Make sure that the future you create is exciting and compelling. Acknowledge that the year may be the year you want, and it may not. Continue with the plans and see where it takes you.
If you can do it, do it now. If you’re not sure, book a free consultation here, and then work out the next step. You know that you can do it and you know that it makes sense, don’t you?