New Year’s Resolution: Small wins…
My New Year’s resolution is to pile up small wins day after day. I used to dislike New Year’s resolutions with the logic that you don’t need a new year to start fresh and that you can flip the switch whenever you feel like it. However, using that same logic you can make today that day! The idea that your New Year’s resolution will fail because you waited until Jan 1st to start making changes goes out the window when you embrace the fact that nothing in the past effects your ability to start making changes today.
It’s hard to admit that you need to make changes in your life. If you admit that you need to make a change then you admit you failed and that’s not the easiest thing to do. Don’t be so hard on yourself! Embrace it. Don’t dwell on the fact that you’re not in great shape right now, or that you didn’t make the money you wanted to last year. Especially don’t use last year’s failures as a reason not to set goals for this year! Take inventory, get in the film room, study up on your losses. I’m sure you already know where you went wrong and what you could have done better, I know I do. I know I want to be more productive in multiple aspects of my life.
I’m convinced that the key to achieving your goals is by creating daily habits that will lead to your success. I used to read articles with titles like “7 daily habits of multi-millionaires” and think there is no way that if I just make my bed and clean my toilet every day that all the sudden, I’ll be making millions. I was thinking about it all wrong! The truth is those daily habits build the confidence and foundation needed so you can focus on achieving your goals. If you can’t win the small battles like cleaning your toilet or eating healthy how can you expect to perform at the highest level to achieve your goals. There are also a million reasons to justify skipping one of them for a day, no matter how big or how small, and when you do that you lose a little bit of confidence because you broke a promise to yourself. Eat the fries because you worked out hard... let the dishes “soak... “, I’ll get to it on the weekend. Those are the easy ones that are super relatable, I just think it’s important to recognize them so you can decide against them.
Win the day, win the week, win the month, win the year. That’s what I’ll be focused on this year.