January 1st is quickly approaching. And you know what that means ---- the cultural phenomenon of NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS! Who is crossing their fingers that 2020 is the year their resolutions stick? This year it's going to be different, right?
If you're a creative perhaps you may also have resolutions like-
Whatever your New Year's Resolutions may be, we are here to share a way to achieve them all. Truly. No gimmick. Here it is......
Steps to achieving your New Year's Resolutions:
1. Set a resolution (or in the work we do with POP - an INTENTION)
2. Take consistent actions to achieve your resolution NO MATTER WHAT
That's it. Simple as that. Only 2 steps. There will be obstacles, there will never not be. But no matter what, take actions THROUGH them. Utilize your obstacles to make your New Year's resolutions stick. You are in charge of whether you succumb to your obstacles and give up or whether you transcend through them.
Utilizing your obstacles to make your New Year's resolutions stick would look something like this:
You set a gym resolution and you find one day that you haven't worked out yet in accordance with your resolution...and it's midnight... and you have to wake up early the next day...and the gym is closed...and you have no workout equipment at home...and it's been the worst day...and you walked up a lot of stairs today at work so that could count...and it's not really bad if you drop your resolution just for today, right...in this instance, it's probably "healthier" if you just go to bed and pick up your resolution again tomorrow, RIGHT? **It is in these moments, specific to your own stories, that your actions in response to your obstacles seal the deal on whether you succeed or fail.** It is in these moments that you have two choices-
Implement this tool to make your resolutions stick this year and watch your life shift before your eyes! We are here to support as you do.
Written by Courtney Ward, POP-Creative Mentor