It’s time to give up on your New Year’s Resolutions! Screw them. Resolutions are inherently negative. They focus on what you did wrong. By definition a resolution is the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. Resolutions put a spotlight on your weaknesses and failures, they are filled with bad energy. Is it any wonder that most resolutions end in failure?
Two negatives don’t make a positive
All that starts bad ends bad. All that starts well ends well. So by the transitive property that means all that ends well starts well.
This year instead of focusing on what you did wrong in 2016 remember your positive accomplishments, then use those as a spring-board into 2017.
I call it New Year’s Forecasting; Here’s how you do it:
Pro Tip: After years of doing this exercise I’ve determined that the best accomplishment follow this equation: Time Spent x Activity = Positive Outcome. I’ve also learned that the most important part of this equation is time. If you’re struggling to find ten accomplishments, think about how you spent most of your time.
Once you’ve documented your ten accomplishments, think about how you can build on your results and positive momentum in the new year.
Here’s a few examples from my 2017 forecast:
Final thought: Too often we focus on our failures. We remind ourselves of why we can’t do something. This year it’s time for a paradigm switch. Focus on your positive accomplishments and build on them. Track and repeat.
Please share your 2017 goals in the comments!
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