Is This Just How it Is?

Out with the old, in with the new!

It’s the motto that most of us start every new year off with, right? The story we tell ourselves typically goes something like this: “This year is going to be different! This is the year that I’ll get that promotion, buy a house, find a job I really love, lose 20 pounds, get that certification…”{and the list goes on and on}.

But then, like clock-work, 12 months later we’re in the same pants that are two sizes bigger than we’d like, or working for the same terrible boss whose demise we plot daily.  So there we are, no closer to achieving our goals, but knee deep in guilt, regret, and shame.

Is this just the way it is?

I know it probably feels like this is just the way it is. After all, most New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week in February. But what if I told you that your 2016 isn’t doomed. Not only could your 2016 be different, but it will be different if you follow this one simple key: get clear on what you want and don’t just settle for what you’ve convinced yourself to want.

What do you really want?

For most of us, we create goals based on the things we think we “should” do. But what is it that you really want to do? What will fuel you? What goals can you actually get behind that will truly inspire you instead of making you go “ughhh.”

I bet’cha if you looked at your current list of goals most were written with the thought of “I should do this” or “I have to do that.” I’m going to let you in on a little secret (sense the sarcasm), we’re humans and as such we rebel the second we’re told what to do. Think about how you zone out every time your Mom starts to give you unsolicited advice or how resistant you feel when your boss tries to convince you to do things the way that he did.

The same rule applies with goal setting. Whenever the statements you’re telling yourself begin with “should”, “have”, or “need” you’re automatically going to resist! Remember inaction is choice that we make, so if you’re not taking steps towards what it is you say you want, it’s time to take a good hard look at why. So I’ll ask again- what is it that you really want in 2016?

Are you ready to break the cycle one and for all?

How interested are you in taking a deep dive into this topic and committing to make 2016 a year of taking purposeful, positive action to get you the results that you truly desire! if your answer is very interested than consider joining me and fellow coach Laura Hastings onSaturday, January 30th for our blended workshop & yoga event”Pressing Reset on Your New Year’s Resolutions: Living With Intention in 2016.” You can find all the information and register by clicking here.

*Don’t forget to use discount code: “NEWU” for a reduced ticket price of $147.