It’s that time of year again. A new year, a new you, right? Lol.
We all know the jokes made about setting goals and new year resolutions. We all know that most don’t last, and everyone’s motivation is a load of bullshit.
Or have we merely accepted that story to be true?
Since everyone fails every year, we’ve come to shrug our shoulders and say, “why bother?” But have you ever actually read an official study on new years resolutions and people not sticking to them? I’ve never filled out any of these surveys, have you? Are the people filling out these surveys the ones that get paid $100 a week to do surveys, and sit at home moping about life?
If someone is out there striving, pushing, building, do you think they’re filling out these surveys? haha.
Who are these people that can’t stick to a goal for a month, or at least rebound when they fail? After all its about the bounce-back.
The fact that no one sticks to their new year’s resolution goals is a lie we’ve told ourselves as an excuse to quit on our own goals. Everyone else stops, so what makes us any different?
I don’t know about you, but I have 15 friends and family who set goals and achieved them this year. Maybe it’s time you look at whom you surround yourself with if everyone you know quit on their goals.
Let’s bust another myth while we’re at it. It does not take 21 days to build a habit, that’s unrealistic. Whoever made that claim was never addicted to alcohol because, after 21 days of not drinking, the 22nd day is still extremely difficult.
Here’s the truth you don’t want to hear. It takes effort and work every day to be extraordinary. I’ve gone to the gym/played sports 228 times this past year, and I still have to push my ass to get up in the morning. Continuously fight myself to do cardio, and not miss a workout.
Sticking to your goal is not hard because you’re weak, or you can’t, or you’re not meant to do it. It’s hard because it takes work and effort.
So let’s change the story we tell ourselves this year.
Setting new years resolutions is healthy. Having goals and ambition is part of growth. Growth is directly linked to happiness. And believe it or not, happiness leads us to success. Our friends and family achieve
This year’s theme is: Create The Extraordinary.
Be Bold. Stop listening to impractical societal studies and myths used to justify our sub-average performance.
As Tony Robbins says, “Create the motherfucker you want to be.”
My blog will also be posted on my new Facebook page. I’ll be tweeting about it. I’ll be making Instagram graphics that capture each post.
Also, what I’m most excited to announce is that I’ll be creating one video each week on my new Youtube Channel.
Your support so far has been what’s continued to push me to believe, grow and put my thoughts out there. As I’ve always had a little voice in my head that said… “who am I to be writing about, leadership, entrepreneurship and personal growth.”
The question we should all ask instead
“Who are we, not to share our thoughts to the world.”