You know the saying that “if you don’t change what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten”?
The saying applies to goal-setting and New Year’s resolutions because you have to shock yourself out of the same old goals…and the same old ways of resolving to change.
A resolution should excite you. You should feel a feeling of rebirth. But for it all to stick, you need to be doing things a bit differently.
I’m no expert, since I’m very well-acquainted with resolving to get in shape, going to the gym for a few months, and then fizzling out. At that point, I’m down to maybe once per week.
But there are times when I get my goals to stick a lot longer than normal.
What makes them stick longer?
For one, I notice they stick a lot better when I write goals down & paste them up on a wall or mirror. What about you?
And I hate to say it, but becoming obsessive also sometimes helps. Sending out quotes every day by email or filming a daily Live vid…or writing here every day…these are all examples of being obsessive.
What’s wrong with that? I don’t quite like the idea of burning like a meteor. It reminds me of a flash in a pan. Like a yo-yo diet.
But it’s working for now!
I guess what I’m trying to say is that you gotta mix things up! Make crazy goals. Make insane obsessive commitments. Throw in all kinds of ideas & projects & goals.
Some of them may stick!