If you have ever set a New Year’s resolution, you’re likely already aware that, for the most part, they are not an effective way of achieving goals.
New Year’s resolutions don’t work for the same reason why most people don’t successfully achieve their goals at any time of the year.
One of the number one reasons for this is that people don’t set clear, inspiring goals.
First, you need to state your goal clearly.
Second, you need to make sure that your goal is actually meaningful and inspiring to you.
This is the step many people get hung up on, especially during the New Year.
What often happens is that during this time, people feel pressured to set a goal, and in doing so, they pick a superficial goal that has little meaning to them.
Rather than creating something that is truly in alignment with what they desire and that they are willing to put the action into achieving, many people get caught up in the idea of a fantasy-based goal that sounds good only on paper.
For instance, let’s use a health goal.
Let’s say you set a goal to work out a certain number of days per week in pursuit of a big audacious health goal that isn’t actually centred on what you truly want. When it comes to investing the time, money, energy and effort into moving that goal forward, you likely aren’t going to do it.
This can feel frustrating, and essentially you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Which often leads to decreased self-worth, lack of confidence and trust in yourself and your abilities. It may also create an aversion to you not wanting to set future goals out of fear of failure.
I strongly believe in the power of having clear and inspiring goals and moving your dreams forward; the key, though, is to ground them in something meaningful and inspiring to you!
When you can come from that approach, it is way more fun, and the likelihood of you achieving them is substantially higher!
True success is living from the values of your heart.
This new year is all about going within and creating from this place.
Success is no longer about what happens on the outside. Instead, your worth and real success comes from living by that which is most important to you.
When you can create from that place, you will have a more likelihood of taking consistent action steps towards achieving your goals, which is a success!
You need to admit what it is you want and then get into action and make it happen.
Not necessarily easy, though.
Odds are if you have been doing personal development or any type of inner work, you already have goals that are meaning and inspiring to you.
Rather than setting all new goals in the new year, another way to look at it is to ask yourself how you can revise and upgrade your current ones to be even more inspiring and in alignment with what you want.
The key is to keep tweaking and reevaluating your goals. They are evolving, and so are you.
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