What killed your New Year’s resolutions?

What killed your New Year’s resolutions?

They all seemed so attractive back then – at the strike of midnight I decided this was the year for me…

It was time to get fit, lose weight, stop drinking, go vegan, upgrade my partner, get the new car, fire my boss and get the job I deserve, and book that holiday in the Seychelles. I was committed and certain, I’d got my affirmations ready, joined the Gym and thrown out all the meat and dairy from my fridge…

How hard could it be – on the 1st January I took action and it felt good…

I wrote my resignation and had it ready to hand in on the day after my bonus was paid – everything was set…

Then my credit card statement turned up, my car failed its contrôle technique and I opened a bottle of Red to calm myself down. Life began to creep back up on me, my Boss became more tolerable, I bought a bigger size jumper, I decided Vegans are all weirdo’s, my partner became less irritating and a camping holiday in Annecy isn’t so bad after all…

The passion and enthusiasm for the great life I visualised on December 31st at midnight had evaporated into a feint echo by the end of January and I realised that my capacity for tolerance and making excuses was higher than my discipline and determination to make the changes that I knew I should.

Everything had become numbed down and dumbed down to a level of acceptance that meant staying put was more comfortable than making the changes – by the end of April I had been smothered by my comfort blanket.

So now, I still have the dreams and visions for myself in the future, but I need to find a way to make them happen – I need to get really uncomfortable with the present so I can move into my bright future. Setting goals and targets means nothing if we are not motivated to take action – and as most people are motivated by pressure and heat rather than light and potential – we also need a push and a kick to do our very best.

Success is easy – it’s the process that is painful. If the pain of doing nothing is lower than the pain of achievement then that’s what we’ll do – nothing. So if like my friend above you need to get your year back on track, get serious about what you want, and make them non-negotiable so you have no choice but to achieve them..

Get a Coach who will push you, get ready for the ride of your life, but don’t let life take over…

Join with Alice and the Team and get fit, go Vegan if you must and go book the holiday tomorrow….

Have a great second half of 2018…

 

David Holland– HealthyLux Passionate Contributor

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