It’s almost New Year’s Eve which is super exciting. I love New Year’s Eve. It’s such a fun time of the year, because collectively everywhere people are thinking about what they want. What they want their next year to look like, who they want to be, what they want to look like, how they want to feel, how they want their life to look. They’re taking that and they’re putting it into an action plan. New Year’s resolutions are my favorite. There is just this energy everywhere of excitement and motivation and commitment. We’re going to GO! It’s so fun.
If you are someone who makes New Years resolutions, I want to ask you to project forward to December 31st, 2018. How are you feeling? Did you kill it? Did you meet your goal? Maybe you even surpassed your goal. That’s how we want to be feeling.
Or are you going to be feeling like you didn’t meet the goal? You fell short. You gave up. You’re in the exact same place. You’re at the exact same weight, in the exact same debt, stuck in the exact same relationship or job. You’re still there.
If that is what happens, you’re not actually in the exact same place. From the outside, it looks like you are in the exact same place. But on the inside, you’ve taken steps backward.
Because when we don’t keep our promises to ourselves and we don’t follow through on our commitments to ourselves, we start to lose confidence. We start to not trust ourselves to be able to do the things we say we are going to do. When we have set an intention and not followed through, we are taking an energy hit after energy hit after energy hit.
So you’re not actually in the same place. You’ve actually made it worse for yourself. And we don’t want that.
Some of you might be there right now. You might be about to start 2018 with a resolution that you haven’t been able to follow through with yet. One that you started last year or the year before or you’ve done it over and over. The ones that are very heavy on our heart are the ones that we keep committing to, because we want to succeed at them. And when we don’t, we try again.
So let’s say that’s you right now, and you’re about to make a resolution that you’ve made before. This is what I want you to do. You’re are going to erase your past. You’re going to take a big fat eraser and erase it. Pretend like this is the very first time you’ve ever had this resolution. The first. You’re going to leave all of that garbage behind and pretend that this is the fresh start on this January 1st. And you’re going to kill it.
When you get to January 1st, 2019, you are going to be thinking, “What else in my life do I want to change, because I nailed this one. I did it. I followed through.”
That’s where I want you to come from if you are already feeling like a loser from how you haven’t done this yet. Fresh start. Brand new.
Then, just start to absorb all of the energy around you of everybody who is seeing a hopeful new future for themselves. They’re getting ready to make their action plans. Get yourself an accountability partner. Write it down. Put it on a post-it. Put it on your mirror. Tell everybody. Do everything you can to make this happen for yourself.
You’re not going to need help on January 5th, okay maybe you might need help on January 5th, but you’re going to need help on March 5th, on June 5th. You’re going to need help all through the year, especially when this energy starts to go away. You’re going to need to dig deep so you can stick with that. So that you know when you get to December 31st, 2018 and you are picking a resolution, it is NOT going to be this one again. You’re going to be moving on.
This is so exciting. Let’s do this! Happy New Year!