It’s that time of year again, where many are striving (and often struggling) to achieve their New Year’s Resolutions.
And the news is not good – 99% of New Year’s Resolutions fall flat within weeks. And it’s easy to see why.
The common choices people make are to:
- Give up something they like.
- Take up something they don’t normally enjoy.
It’s not difficult to see why these choices fail most of the time. In the first case, they’re trying to move away from pleasure and in the second, they’re trying to move towards discomfort and pain!
In either case, it’s a step in the wrong direction. Enough said.
It’s often not enough to know what you want and go for it. In addition to knowing what you want, a plan of action has two vital aspects, both of which must be sufficiently appealing.
They are the journey and the destination.
Most people only look at the destination when deciding if they want something. I’ve run into this issue time and again when coaching people for success.
Let me give you an example. As part of their life balance, many people want to improve their health and vitality. So they imagine the desired destination – they picture themselves being fit and healthy.
Do they want that? You bet they do! Yet that, by itself, probably won’t get them there.
Why not? Read on.How is your Journey? by firstname.lastname@example.org