Thursday, January 2, 2014
New Years Resolutions Don’t Work!
Not another article about New Year’s Resolutions! In my opinion, THEY DON’T WORK! Don’t get me wrong, we all have good intentions, but studies have shown that only a small percentage of people actually have success with New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I will tell you that I hate the statement altogether. When I hear someone say I have a New Year’s Resolution, I really hear I am making an excuse to put something off another day. Every day, I share with people that the key ingredient to changing a bad habit to a good habit is willpower. Willpower is driven by belief. If you have belief that you can do something, then why wait or put a date on when you will start? What you are really doing is fueling the fire of procrastination! You are increasing your belief that it is not possible by pushing off the start date. Sure, some people might have some success at first. Yes, there are people that have total success, and I commend those, as well. But let's face it, if you really wanted to make a change, you should already have begun making that change and you would not be readying this article. Take a good intention and start by adding action.
If you truly have passion or a goal to change a behavior, then you need to train your brain right now. Change the way you think, and you will change your world. Pick the one thing you want to do and start by developing the structure of a new habit that you desire more. Take small steps every day to make changes and reinforce your desire with belief of what you want. This repetitive programming will become a habit. Each day will intensify your willpower. Your old unlimited belief and bad habit is then replaced with new repetition of a good habit. Hold yourself accountable and start right now to make a change that you desire. Don’t allow any thought of change to be random. Put it to action now with just a small, simple act of willpower and see how each day builds to create the change you desire. When you see small changes by setting realistic expectations, you will reinforce your desire to stay on track. So, start now and don’t put it off. Learn more about my programs by signing up to receive my free motivational email at rickykalmon.com.