So, I have been reading the countless Facebook statuses declaring “Big” changes for the New Year. If you took the time to read your news feed you would have found a wide range of resolutions! I have seen it all; promises to lose weight, go back to school, leave a bad relationship, fix a bad attitude, and the list goes on…. honestly speaking, how many of us actually keep our New Year’s Resolution? How many of us even have a plan behind our words? So, are we just blowing hot air? For some reason, the idea of a new year gives us the urge to be better. Not that this is a bad thing, but it requires more than a thought to make a change.
Many of our declarations are simply empty promises bloated by the “New Year” fanaticism. It is more like a fad that continues to come back once a year. Some of us may keep our resolutions for a few weeks, while others lose it before recovering from our morning hangover. Have you heard anyone say, “How do you continue to do the same things and expect different results?” This is a powerful question………. Just think about how many times you have been frustrated about the same situation but have tried nothing new to change it.
Trust me, I am speaking to myself as well. We have to have a plan behind the words that we speak. It is so common to let life happen to you. So think about the resolutions that you have made this year. How can you see them through? Here are some steps that I have decided to take for myself. I would love to know how you are going to make your changes this year. We can do this together. Everyone needs some encouragement. The biggest mistake people make is thinking that they have to go through life alone.
Here are some general steps that can help jumpstart you into motion:
1. Take a moment to really think about the things that need changing.
2. Write down the negatives and positives in your life on a blank sheet of paper.
3. Brain-storm about resources and social networks that can help with your change process.
4. Discuss changes weekly; with someone who shares similar goals and interests.
5. Make a list of goals that you want to accomplish and brain-storm on new ways to see them through.
6. Set measurable goals. Give yourself a time frame to accomplish each step. For example, “I will complete 5 job applications by Jan. 25, 2012.
This is just a general example. I will share my change process in more detail in my up-coming posts. Please send me your ideas, we can do this together! Good luck on really making some positive changes this year!!! Let’s see some fireworks in 2012!!