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Ditch Taking Resolutions. Start Making Revolutions!
ReSolutions suck. ReVolutions create change. “Behead the b*tch” would say the French. “Get that thing done, goddammit!” would say the coach!
New year's good resolutions are a tradition. They're also wishful thinking, and they're a loss of potential.
New year’s great reVolutions (with a “v”) are the closest thing to positive change. If you are serious about yourself, that is.
The only thing that really separates you from change, though, is a kick in the butt! Subscribe to this 👇 weekly 5min newsletter for more insights on how to do that!
That's it! The year has begun and tons of ideas are bubbling in our heads as far as what we want to achieve next is concerned.
And then the nasty question comes: “oh, what are your good resolutions for this year?”.
The thing is, that question is a trap, my friends.
Either it pushes you to give an answer you don't want to give, in which case your good resolutions will be close to zero from a personal improvement and personal challenge standpoint.
Or it leads you to tell the world about things you wish you could achieve within the next twelve months.
You've thought about them, for sure. But have you really decided to make them happen, let alone commit to them?
My two cents? Probably not. I'm not judging by the way. Feel free to be you. Still, that's your loss.
ReSolutions vs ReVolutions
On paper, resolutions imply a decision to act. A 'firm' decision, in fact.
See for yourself!
In truth, many people do act upon their good resolutions! They take gym memberships and ditch the cigarette lighter for a time.
Still, while millions each year decide to take a gym membership, how many actually keep going once muscles start to ache?
Does the gym next door look like it's rolling at its full potential?
Meh. Of course not.
Look at the definition thing again. Actually, let me bring it back.
Read this and tell me why people who take resolutions never get anything done.
What do you see? A decision to do, or not do.
Okay, what does that tell you?
That tells me people decide to do, but that also tells me they don't decide to commit to doing it.
That definition sounds strong, but it's actually the closest thing to nothing.
I can decide to take a gym membership.
I can decide to start a business.
I can even go register a company.
But hey, what if I don't commit to going for a run three times a week?
What if I don't commit to building a product that kicks ass, a business model that rocks, and a client base that gets me to six or seven figures?
Will my decision to act land me any results if I don't commit to making that difference actually happen?
You tell me. As far as I'm concerned, I'm opting for another choice of words.
ReSolutions suck. ReVolutions create change.
“Behead the b*tch” would say the French. “Get that thing done, goddammit!” would say the coach!
I'll leave it to you to guess what kind of a mix a French coach might get to, but you get my point here: rebel against your own status quo, behead the bad habits, revolt against what makes no sense for yourself, and commit to making change work for yourself for good!
Three ideas to do that?
One: ideas in your head are wishful thinking, but ideas on paper become a plan you can act on. So make the damn plan. Not tomorrow, now!
Two: Revolutions won't happen in your head. They take collective détermination. So, get yourself in a collective action mood.
Build your own little club, and surround yourself with like-minded people who will be in the mood to push you (and get themselves pushed by you).
If you work better on a one-one basis, get yourself a coach who will make you accountable and will push you to become your best self. Life-wise, and business-wise, there are options and you should use them - I'll connect you with my team if you decide to move.
Three: Don't give up after six months. Commit, commit, commit.
You are your worst enemy here, and while the best changes happen after five to six months, that's also when a lot of people stop acting for themselves. Don't do that to yourself, never give up on yourself!
Think, decide, commit. Build your own revolutions.
My five minutes are over. It's time to think, decide and commit. Don't do it for me, do it for you.
That being said, I wish you the best year 2023 ever, with tons of joy, good health, inspiring ideas, and exciting projects!
Until next time!