It’s getting close to that time… where we all set that “New Years resolutions”
Everyone joins the gym promising themselves that they are going to loose that last 10 pounds, or makes a budget to finally get out of debt or swears that they are going to do whatever possible to find their soulmate and get married. Whatever it may be in your life that you may need to change, ask yourself, has this been a constant resolution? I mean, has your big thing been to let go of this or add that to your life for years?
Yes, this is true for many of us and we are good about taking the action January 1 but sometimes by February 1 it all seems to just kind of fade away.
Can you look back on last years resolutions? How many did you commit to and are still doing today?
Last year, I made a point to make a list of the things I wanted to change in my life. It was a big list (37 items) because frankly life wasn’t to grand last year but I made my list and I went a step further. I evaluated my list. I took each item on my list and broke it down.
Step by step, 1. 2. & 3. Sometimes up to 14 steps….
I did not eat the whole elephant. Hey we aren’t really eating an elephant here but they are big and beautiful creatures and there is no way to put a whole elephant in your mouth… Right?
Break the elephant down, make him little, just like the steps we take every day.
So you want to make breakfast Saturday morning??? You know what you want to make? Do you have the ingredients?
Make a list,
go to the store,
wake up Saturday morning and make the breakfast…
We do this kind of thing every day but when it comes to what our hearts desire we fall short. We get distracted, lose interest, become discouraged whatever the reason, we fail.
We fail for many reasons but one is because we don’t get instant results, we do not have a group of encouragers, and when we get in fear about our goal, we don’t have a plan. Okay so that was not one but three…
My biggest mistake in the past was not having a plan when I get scared. If you have your plan laid out and fear starts to creep in… you look at your plan and say NO FEAR, I’ve got this.
My second biggest mistake was having the wrong people in my life. You have to have encouragement to keep you going and if your people are telling you that this is never going to happen, maybe you should get new people???
Instant results, we all want this so the key to getting it is to break your resolutions down.
Step 1. I want breakfast Saturday morning.—— make a decision
Step 2. Look to see what you need to make breakfast Saturday morning. —- make a list of needs
Step 3. Go find what you need
Step 4. Wake up and prepare breakfast
Each time you check a step off your list, believe it or not, it is an accomplishment. It’s a win and it feels good!!!
So I hope you find this useful and I hope that 2019 will be the most successful year you’ve had so far.
P.S 2018 resolution completed 20 of 37
Rollover goals 17
Happiness level 8.7
Breakfast every morning for 5 days in a row … still working on this 😊