My first blog of the New Year, WOOHOO! What's it about? Not giving up. Yes, I know it's still a little early to give up. Various articles on the web site statistics that people give up on their resolutions within weeks of setting them. Here it is just 7 days into the year and I would bet that many of us are already slacking a bit. I'm here to tell you that it's okay to slack, but don't give up.
You see, sometimes we slack because something internally is off. We either need a break from the rigidity, or our body just wanted to head down a different path one day. Other times, starting something at the beginning of the year is too much pressure so you are stressed out about your resolution. You are making it too hard on yourself. And then there are instances where the way you are approaching or have acted on your resolution might not be the right way to go about it. In other words, there are many reasons why the majority of us don't find sticking to resolutions a walk in the park. Even getting out to the park on these blistery winter days in Santa Fe are hard!...
But don't give up. Keep telling yourself this. Even if you've slacked, wake up and try it again the next day. See what needs to change and change it. Try it again once the change is in place. It is in these kinds of challenges that we grow. And that is the point of it all right? We want to grow as human beings. We want to grow our businesses, we want to grow.
Accomplishments are when you are doing something new, accomplishing something you've never accomplished before. Once you've accomplished that, you find something the next thing. I find that the more challenging you find it, the more closer you get to breakthroughs and illumination.
This can easily be applied to your business. If you remain in the same place, doing the same things and offering the same things, then growth isn't really what you'll get. Now if you are happy and content with where you are in life and business, then that is great too. I say keep at it! But, for those of us that want to shift, change and grow, we have to introduce new things to accomplish. The only way to accomplish is to get through it.
By sticking with it and not giving up, you are developing your muscle to follow through. When you do it long enough you start to develop a habit. So stick with your resolution and you won't be sorry. You may even start to see a shift to where you'll start making lists of things you want to accomplish and resolving to get them done.
Don't give up. You can do it. You got this.