As we are approaching the new year, it is a time for new year’s resolutions, a time we hope that the new year will bring changes for the better. It is a pity that most of these resolutions will never be completed.
Most of us end up waiting for a miracle to happen and change our lives and most of our resolutions are postponed to next year. In this way, we’re giving our power to make decisions to somebody else.
How many times have you told yourself the following things:
– I’ll be happy when I move
– I’ll be happy when I have a different boss
– I’ll be happy when I finally get another job
– If I had finished a different college course maybe I would…
– If I had more time I would…
Stop blaming yourself and everything around you. Understand that first you must decide to change something and then the change starts with you. Start by making small steps. You can even start by getting up 5 minutes earlier and giving yourself 35 minutes of free time each week.
I know that it’s easier to blame other people and your circumstances but if you really want to make a change in your life you must stop thinking of yourself as a victim of your misfortunes.
For example, if you want to fix your relationship, then take the responsibility for its improvement. Stop criticizing your husband/wife and try to see the best in them. Focus on what you can change about yourself to be a better partner.
Focus on the things you have an influence over and accept what you can’t change. This way you will be much happier.
So if you find that you only see the bad things in people, change the way you think. Start by improving yourself.
So if you want to have a chance at achieving your New Year’s resolutions, its best to begin by checking your ability to come through on commitments.
When making small commitments to yourself, we get the opportunity to exercise our willpower. A strong will is like a muscle, the more we practice and use it, the stronger it becomes. It is the key to improving your chance at achieving your New Year’s resolutions.
Go practice your strong will because New Year is getting close…