January always brings out the best intentions in us. We vow to be better, do better, look better. We set our annual resolutions, thinking that this year will be different.
50% of Americans set New Year’s resolutions every year. And 88% of them fail.
Resolutions do not work.
The definition of a “resolution” is to determine or to make up your mind about, as in be resolved. It does not, however, indicate a promise to accomplish. The reason most resolutions get dropped is because they lack the structure for follow through and accountability, the necessary agreements to actually get things done.
If you really want to change a habit – start a new exercise program or lose 10 pounds or make 10% more income – why not state a clear goal with a measurable outcome?
The most important aspect of manifesting your desired result has to do with being clear and specific about your goal.
The other thing about resolving to change our behavior is the fact that we humans are powerfully attached to the outcome that we want, (losing 10 pounds, making $100,000, etc.) however we are not powerfully attached to how the outcome will be achieved. This is a big problem.
What if you were as attached and connected to the process of achieving a goal as you were to the actual goal? Say you want to earn 20% more income this year. The “process” to do that would be to actually increase the number of client meetings or discovery sessions that you have each month by 20%. So that could be your realistic goal: having 5 discovery sessions a week instead of 4, for a total of 20 a month.
I Invite you to make fewer “resolutions” this year and actually include the process of achieving them as part of your goal.
And let me know how that goes so I can share your story with others and inspire them with your success.
Happy New Year!!!
PS this is a topic we will be working on in the Business Plan Blueprint workshop coming up on January 23.