Monday, January 03, 2011

Don't base your resolutions on what you're going to DO; base them on who you're going to BE!

Now that Resolutions are back in vogue, everybody's making them. Yet, all too often, they're made from flimsy material, so they fall apart by February.

The problem is not in your intention, or even your initial effort. The biggest thing that topples a good Resolution is your approach.

You're focusing on what you should DO.

"I need to go to the gym", "I need to stop smoking", "I need to blah blah blah" and "yadda yadda yadda"... "and, oh yeah, I need to do that too!"

We do what we are... so if you do something you aren't, then it's only a matter of time before you stop DO-ing it.

To have success, focus instead on WHO YOU WANT TO BE.

Instead of saying, "I need to lose ______ pounds", say "I am going to be _____ pounds." (The end result, not the path to it)

Then go about living the life of that person. A person who is ______ pounds doesn't eat that junk food, and they exercise... because they do what they are.

So, you... BE that, and DO that.

And you'll discover the secret to finding a real solution!

Have an awesome year, with the light on!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Outstanding example of how the being perspective can really work. Thanks, Stu!