Now that the hype of new year celebrations has somewhat mellowed down, it is a good time to have a look at what makes one's new year resolutions work.
Our new year resolutions usually fall into broad categories such as the areas related to health, career, education, relationships, or even faith related ones.
However, why do many of us fail to achieve our new year resolutions and goals?
1) You create your future.
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Why do most of us fail to achieve our resolutions by the end of the year, regardless of what it is?
Many would blame on the circumstance that they are in, the family that they are from, the environment they were raised in, their past, their upbringing, or even their culture.
In other words, everyone else is to be blamed.
Most of the time, we fail to realise that everyone faces their own set of challenges. A challenge that may seem simple to us may be overwhelming to the another person who is facing it.
The truth is, we all face unique challenges.
Fearing that you may be made redundant due to corporate restructuring?
Go learn new skills to make yourself marketable. Go set up a low cost enterprise.
Monetize your passion.
You fear that you might fail a test? Put in the necessary amount of studying to ensure you have put in your best effort.
For every perceived problem, there is a solution. There is a way to solve it.
Change the way you perceive problems. See them as challenges which have a solution if you try hard enough.
What you are now is a product of your past decisions.
Stop giving excuses for how you are living your life right now.
Realized that you have the power to change your life.
You create your own future!
2) Attitude is everything...
A wise person knows what he could change and what he cannot.
You can't control the external events that happen in your country or around the world.
You cannot control how others choose to treat you.
But what you can control is how you react to the external challenges.
To move towards your goal, you need to change your habits, your lifestyle and your thinking on a daily basis.
Develop yourself by reading books related to your specific goals, learn from others who have achieved the goal. It's a continuous process.
The very fact that you are reading this newsletter by bitesizedessentials.com shows that you want to change for the better.
Walk towards your goal on a daily basis.
It means that you have to make sure you are doing something which brings you towards your goal each day. You can't just pen down your new year resolutions and then put it aside and not walk through it every single day.
You cannot change many things around you.
But what you CAN do is to change how you live your life and how you react towards the events around you.
You can change your future by taking actions each day to move towards your overall goal.
Start with the small.
You need to walk your talk on a daily basis.
Try not to give excuses.
Your willpower is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.
The more you perform a particular action, the better you will be in the task.
Realize that you CAN take control of your own life. You decide how you react to the events around you.
Talent is very much over-rated.
Ever noticed how a 'talented' athlete or entrepreneur seems to reach a plateau at a certain stage on their lives?
Hustling towards a goal does not mean just working hard under a regiment of discipline towards a goal.
It also means continuous improvement of skills, learning from others and a relentless pursuit of your goals.
Where talent is absent, hustling breaks boundaries.
Move towards your goal with consistency and perseverance.
Break down your goals into manageable portions each day and set yourself to achieve your goal bit by bit.
Continue to invest and upgrade yourself with the knowledge to improve in your trade. Learn from others and observe those who have succeeded.
It may not necessarily make you a champion but combined with humility, the desire to learn and with discipline, it will move you far ahead from where you once were.
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Written by Abraham A.L on 5 Jan 2017
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