Stop Wishing and Start Resolving to Change Your Life
We are almost half way through the first month of the year. Seventy percent of people that made a new year’s resolution have already given up on the “wish.” Of the 30% remaining, eighty- five percent will abandon the declared intention for growth by mid -February. What’s the secret of the minority of people that made a resolution and will go on to achieve it? They have a clear understanding that change requires massive action and resolve to make it happen. These achievers take -action immediately after declaring an intention for growth. Great leaders know that this is how momentum starts and is sustained after obstacles present themselves.
4 Steps That Will Turn a Wish into Reality
1. Define your compelling vision
Uncover that deep -rooted vision that makes you twitterpated when you think about it. Once you have the courage to take the first steps towards it, define your compelling vision.
2. Define your purpose
Without a compelling vision, you will give up when the first significant obstacle, presents itself. Defining your purpose will be the glue that cements to the vision with the action.
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3. Pivot map
Create a step- by- step plan that will close the gap in getting you to your declared intention for growth. List all the action needed, and also the past limiting perceptions that had you stuck in prior goal setting. This will become part of your plan that will be pivotal in progressing towards happiness and fulfillment.
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4. Create new habits
Establish rituals that will make the declared intention real. In my bike racing days, I established rituals that produced the activity for goal attainment. I measured the calories, and when I would eat for maximum efficiency. I had a schedule of training days with specific training exercises to do. Most importantly, I visualized my winning performance in the event.
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It is critical that once you have declared an intention for growth that you start the process IMMEDIATELY. The instantaneous follow -through will be what starts the momentum. Make that phone call now! Talk to that person that will help you achieve success now! Set an appointment now! Do something that will move the ball forward. Sitting on the fence in making -a -decision or the refusal to take- action will create anxiety faster than anything else. If you treat the unknown as risky, you’ll then be weak and anxious. If you embrace the unknown as something that is supposed to be there, you will reframe perceptions about uncertainty. Have the courage to create the shift by taking massive action and become decisive and strong and move towards your declared intention for growth.
There can be blind spots in the activities needed for moving a compelling vision forward. Sometimes it takes an outsider’s viewpoint to see the obvious. Seek out the advice of an expert that doesn’t have bias about your success. Partner with a leadership coach.