The New Year is only one month away and almost everyone is already starting to think about those New Years Resolutions.
Good Morning MOJO,
As I open my eyes this morning it is like I have just woken from a coma. Wait…I have. I have just woken from a food and booze coma after turning Thanksgiving into a 4 day food and drink fest…”damn, I told myself I was not going to do that again this year”. I get up out of bed…walk into the bathroom and see the scale out of the corner of my eye, but pretend it’s not there. I want to stand on it to see how much I have gained in 4 days, but I can’t deal with it…I know all it is going to do is depress me. So, I jump in the shower and start my day. “I will get started on my new program after the first of the year…yeah, that New Years resolution.” Sound familiar?
Unfortunately, this time last year, when we where 5, 10, 20…pounds lighter, we started thinking about those New Year resolutions we where going to make, swearing next year was "really going to be different!" But for most of us, things didn’t change all that much, and the big question we face now is will next year honestly be any different? Because, if we don’t make some changes and if we continue to do what we have always done, we will continue to get what we have always got.
The New Year is only one month away and almost everyone is already starting to think about those New Years Resolutions. Unfortunately for 99% of the people it is going to be the same New Years Resolutions they had last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, and… Most people’s resolutions involve stopping something, losing something, getting rid of some bad habit, etc. As you start to plan your New Years Resolutions, my first recommendation is don’t wait…implement them today…don’t wait for a month and put yourself deeper into the hole you want to dig out of. One of the most common goals for most of us is to lose weight…unfortunately between now and 30 days from now the average American will gain 6 to 10 pounds. Have you ever heard the line, “when you are in a hole, stop digging”. Well, stop digging.
The second thing is we have to replace those old bad habits with new good ones or we will leave a void and slip back in the hole. So, for every thing we are going to stop doing, we need to replace it with something good which is in alignment with our goal. Then we have to focus everyday on what it is we are going to do (our new habits) and not what we are not going to do (our old habits). Because we get what you focus on.
The third thing we need to do is to look at the people we are spending our time with…see any similarities in your lives and the way you look? We can never underestimate the power of our environment and the people we surround ourselves with. The tough part is we are going to need to change our habits and perhaps start spending less time with the people we are now and spend more time with people who have what we want. Get around people who are actually doing the things we need to do to accomplish our goals. So, for the next few months+, we have to distance ourselves a bit from those people in our life who will hold you back…those people who whenever you try to make a change for the better become threatened and hold you back. You know the ones…when you say you want to have a glass of water instead of a beer or glass of wine they give you shit…when you say you want to have a salad instead of a cheeseburger they call you a wimp…when you say you are going to get up early and go to the gym tell you to just relax…when you talk about positive mindset and law of attraction they roll their eyes. If you can make this commitment, before you know it you will start to experience the rewards of your new life.
Make it a powerful week!!!!