So who’s setting New Years Resolutions?
New ones? Or the same ones you set last year but didn’t quite manage to stick to. Berating yourself that your willpower wasn’t strong enough…
Well here’s the thing… willpower on its own is flawed. Willpower is what you resort to when you have a conscious idea to change or do something differently that’s at odds with your unconscious thoughts, patterns and beliefs. This is the same unconscious mind that’s responsible for 92-96% of your thinking and keeping you alive. In an out and out contest your unconscious mind is ALWAYS going to win.
So what’s the answer?
If you want resolutions to stick you need to get your unconscious mind on side…. With the most powerful part of your brain working in harmony with what you want it can even become easy.
And how do you do that?
By creating the most real and compelling vision of your goal, so you know exactly what you will hear, see and feel when you have it. So it’s so attractive your drawn to it like a moth to a flame.
Then listening and acknowledging all the objections, limiting beliefs and obstacles that might come up. What options of thinking and action can you take. What do you need to let go of and believe instead for your goal to be your reality.
And finally… take action. Find your first step and get motivation behind you. This is where willpower can help by keeping that momentum going. We all have the ability to exercise and strengthen willpower with the right base. Accountability, support and regular celebration help too.
What Resolutions are you bold enough to set when you know you can do it?