As you read this, statistics indicate some 80% of all New Year’s resolutions will have failed by now.
How is that possible? It was just six short weeks ago that intentions were set and new ways of doing things were put into motion to support them. And now six weeks later 4 out of every 5 resolutions are already abandoned?
Perhaps it’s a lack of discipline. Maybe an inability to work within a new system to get the new results that we wanted when the resolution was initially set. While discipline and structure are critical in accomplishing anything, they’re not the most important parts of the process.
The most important?
It’s the reason Why.
Change is always challenging. Creatures of habit, we are. But without a strong reason to do so, it’s too easy for us to simply revert back to doing what we’ve always done and remain what and where we’ve always been.
A strong reason Why determines the sustainability of change. If we are emotionally and passionately connected to why we want to change, that compelling reason will drive us through those inevitable moments in which life will attempt to convince us to give up.
We all have things we’d like to have or become. But without understanding the reasons why we want what we say we want, the overwhelming odds show us such dreams will remain nothing more than dreams.
Why do you want what you want? Would it simply be nice to have or is it a necessity?
A strong reason why will take you anywhere you want to go.
It’s a great day to be you!