Are you sick and tired of hearing everyone talk about their New Year Resolution?
Do you feel like the same person that talked about his resolution last year is still just “talking” about it this year?
Personally, I’m sick of my own New Year Resolutions that don’t work.
There are 3 very real reasons why New Year Resolutions DO NOT WORK
Resolutions Are Weak and Unspecific
Resolutions produce a brief emotional spark of excitement. They are like the fireworks shot at midnight. They are pretty, loud, and quickly gone.
A goal beats out a resolution every time. It wins because a goal has specific principles that make it work:
- It is clear – not vague.
- It can be measured.
- It requires time.
- It requires work.
A New Year is Not a New You
1 second on a clock does not transform you into the Prince of 2013. Sorry. It’s still you.
If you want a new you, there 2 ways to make that happen:
- Accept Jesus as your personal savior. This is the only instant transformation of a person that is real and lasting. But you and I both know Christians are far from perfect. So, go to step 2.
- Work daily on your character.
If it took you 5 years to gain 37 pounds, it is going to take you some time to loss it too. I’m speaking from experience here.
Financial freedom comes from the discipline of saying “No.”
Wisdom comes from a daily search.
The Bottom line is this
Habits take time to build. Habits take discipline. Proclaiming discipline does not make you disciplined. Proclaiming a resolution doesn’t change you.
Working daily towards goals changes you.
Dump the New Year Resolution and Pump Personal Goals