Here we are, a full 3 weeks into the new year. Resolutions are full-swing, gyms are experiencing their peak of new member enrollment, and generally everyone pats themselves on the back and feels good for a few weeks until going back to their normal routine for the remaining 11 months of the year. And this is why new years comes under a lot of flak by personal development gurus:
“If you really want to make a change in your life, you shouldn’t need a big day like new years to motivate you to make those changes. Any day is a good day to begin making yourself a better person.”
And that’s a great point – if you want to make yourself better why not start RIGHT NOW – don’t wait til tomorrow, don’t even wait another hour. That said, I think those gurus can step off their high horse a bit. Yeah sure, you shouldn’t need a big anniversary to kick-start your personal development but let’s face it: days like New Years or another birthday always serve as a good time to check in on your long-term goals and see how you’re progressing.
The trick is to actually stick with your resolutions and goals. Ironically, even though we’re just 3 weeks into 2013, I’d wager a solid 30-40% of people that made new years resolutions have already given up, forgotten, or somehow compromised their resolutions (after doing a bit of reseach I’m not far off – only 45% of people stick with resolutions past the first 6 months).Continue Reading