New Year’s Resolutions
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Can you believe that 2018 has passed us by? Now that we have all had a happy holiday season and we are getting into the 2019 groove, I want to give you a little gift for your new year and tell you the number one reason so many of us just can’t seem to stick to our New Year’s resolutions.
You know the story, you tell yourself that you’re going to lose 30 pounds this year which is a great goal. Then the year passes you by and those gym shoes you bought in January haven’t left your closet since February. Whatever the resolution was for you, we have all been there. You probably spend every December wondering why you weren’t able to follow through on the goals you set for yourself. Well, it turns out that the problem isn’t with the New Years’ resolution itself. The number one reason we do not follow through with our New Year’s resolution actually has more to do with the reason we are trying to pursue the resolution to begin with.
We may tell ourselves that we want to lose 30 pounds this year because we want to be healthy. The reality is that is not really want we care about at the end of the day. What we really want is to be able to keep up with our friends on their Saturday morning hikes. Or maybe we want to feel confident when we go to the beach in a swimsuit. Quite frankly, we might just want to lose 30 pounds so we can go out and get laid. That is okay!
Many aspiring entrepreneurs go into the New Year wanting to start a company. They say they want to create this business for money or to help people. Those reasons might be a part of your motivation for starting this business. There is more to it most of the time. Everyone needs money or wants to help people. There is a bigger motivation that is really driving your decision to become an business owner. It may be that you want to buy your first house or you want the freedom to travel.
While you may feel that motivations like getting laid or wanting to buy a house appear selfish, the only way to stick to big resolutions is to really get in touch with why we really want the end result. When we know what that motivation is, we can find the drive to stick to our goals this year and all the years to come.
Finding your real motivation is a really powerful way to follow through with your New Year’s resolutions. I know that really achieving the things you want to in the new year is far from easy. It is really freaking hard! That is why I have you covered.
If you want to finally stick to your New Year’s Resolutions this year, sign up for a complimentary clarity session with me HERE. Together, we will discuss where you’re at, where you’re going, what’s getting in the way. We will create a clear plan for you to find the work you love so that you can have time to invest yourself!
Carlee is an expert at helping people use art and creativity in order to find their passion again. As a firm believer in creativity, Carlee helps people find their purpose in life. She uses a combination of coaching, creative expression and experiential activities.