Have You Broken Your Resolutions Yet?

If you haven’t, you should. Here’s why:

You know this already, but these types of goals don’t work. And there’s one foundational reason why: focus.

That is, resolutions tend to focus on exactly the wrong thing. They focus on the outcome of your goal. And by focusing on the outcome of the goal, you cannot help seeing how far you are from the result you want. In other words, you put the negative version at the forefront.

This is motivating for some, but in most cases, this focus on the gap or the finished product is undermining your ability to get it done.

The alternative? Routines.

Or habits. Or rituals. Or traditions. Whatever you want to call them, they are repetitive and can set you up for success. And that’s because you don’t focus on the result, you focus on the actions at the beginning that lead to the result.

Cancel your resolutions. Begin positive habits. Write daily. Workout every morning. Only open email once a day. Whatever it is, focus on the actions and not the results.

Note: I’m writing this because I needed to hear it. I hope it helps you, too.


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Throughout history, leaders have used solitude to make better decisions. Today’s book shares firsthand historical accounts in an effort to show how solitude can help gain clarity, spur creativity, sustain emotional balance, and generate moral courage for when it matters most. Join Joe & Mike as they explore the topic of solitude and all of its leadership benefits.


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