With the beginning of a New Year there’s always a feeling of hope and faith for the new things to come, and the new goals we want to achieve and almost everyone writes down a list of their New Year’s resolutions as a statement and reminder of all the things that should change.
But even having the best intentions with your resolutions doesn’t guarantee that you will fulfill them, unless you convince yourself of the need of change from a behavioral, emotional, and mental state.
According to Bill Carmody, Founder and CEO of Trepoint, you really only need to commit to do just three things to achieve real lasting change:
Get a coach: even if you’re one of the few people with the skills and discipline to be your own coach, you will always have the risk of mentally sabotaging your progress. A coach will have the discipline to regularly follow up with you, and encourage your progress.
Write the story of your year as if it were a movie script: Carmody recalls when his coach asked him “If your life were a movie, would people be falling asleep through it or on the edge of their seats? Remember you are the director of your own life! The more detail you are able to put into it, the more emotionally invested you’ll be to ensuring and living the outcome you want to make happen.
Finally, ask yourself – “Why do I really want this?” As previously mentioned, the desired change has to be understood as a MUST rather than a SHOULD. You have to know why you want to change, why you feel the need and why you are convinced about it. It’s not just about writing purposes just for the sake of doing it. Ask yourself what these new changes will bring to your life and then think about the action you need to take to achieve what is now a MUST for you.
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