New Year New You?
We have all heard of this phrase before in the title. A new year comes and we believe because time has changed, we have changed.
Don't get me wrong a new year is perfect for a reset or a beginning to something, but there is a reason why 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by the 2nd week of February. When the U.S. News and World Report made this discovery, It showed me that real change requires more than a declaration. I want to walk you through a Three Step Process that you can apply to get real change.
To change your life, you have to change yourself. to change yourself, you have to change your mindset.
Your mindset is the foundation to your failure or your success. You get to choose! It takes courage to look at your situation and think about the best it could be, but it takes discipline to look at that situation and commit to doing something different to get out of it. Renew your mind to the truth of who you are, what you are doing, and where you are going daily.
Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make everyday, and those decisions are determined by our priorities.
Whatever you let inspire you will lead you. Do a heart check at the beginning of the week and ask yourself: why are you doing that task, that job, or etc. Does this align with the future you say you want? My motivation is tied to honoring God and leading my family well. Your motivation might be different, but we should have one thing in common. We never lose sight of what is most important to us! Motivation is what will help you push through when times get rough.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Who you want to become is worth more than what you do get there. Focus on the characteristics of those who have walked the path you are taking. Buildings successful habits is the key to being apart of the 20% who actually follow through on their resolutions. Remember your goal will not be achieved if you can't build a habit and process to support it. For example, I want to save $10,000 next year. I am committing to saving around $834 per month. People who are good at saving money do not eat out often, follow a budget, and pay off their credit cards everyone month. Now that I know some of their characteristics, I can build habits to support these actions.
Commit today to a new habit to help make this New Year a New You! Remember these three M's and you will be one step closer to making 2022 a wonderful year!