Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Plans for the New Year

The start of a new year always brings some many good intentions by a lot of people. They plan to change their lives and make this year the best that they have ever had. However, after about 2 weeks many have forgotten their plans and before they know they are back to the same rut that they have been stuck in for the last few years.

There are a few reasons why this happens. First people think that the new year is a good place to start. It may be, but if you want change it should happen the moment you want it, not just because there is a new year starting.  If you decide to change just because the year had begun then you really do not have your heart it and you will fail.

Second is that people are habitual. They want change but they don't want to give up what they got or go through the pain of changing. They may not like where they are but they know it and they are comfortable. Yes change can be tough but if you want something then you need to put the effort in be prepared to let go of the past.

Finally people don't set plans. They have wonderful and fantastic plans for the future but they don't have plans on how to achieve their goals. They march into the year, get confused on what they wanted and give finally give up.

So if you want to have a great new year there are things you need to do. First, change because you want to. Make it a vital part of you life and don't let anything get in you way. Secondly, get out of the rut that you are in. Force yourself to do new things and move away from your comfort zone. Finally write down not only what you want to achieve but how you are going to do it. Write you goals, then for each goal write down what you need to do to achieve that goal.

Last but not least don't quit. It's easier to quit than change, and this is a path that every wannabe has taken. Be the one to walk the road less taken and be able to stand up at the end of the year and say that I did it.

Have a great year.

Terry Shadwell

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