With the new year almost upon us, have you thought about what you wish you would have done differently this year? Did you have goals in the back of your mind that didn’t quite make it to fruition? I know exactly what you’re talking about. Life has a way of gradually sidetracking your hopes and dreams until you’re suddenly not even in the ballpark where you wanted to be.
So, if your plans fizzled out about February, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re in the majority. Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and research estimates 80% to 90% of those resolutions fail. Maybe they’re too far-fetched, like climbing Mount Everest, or maybe they’re too inconsequential to finish. Whatever the reason, “failing to plan is planning to fail,” so said Benjamin Franklin. I think he was on to something, or maybe he was just lit up from all that kite flying in the rain.
But a new year is a new start, right? Sure it is…but only if you tackle it differently. One of my favorite quotes that my old boss used to say is “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” If that’s true, then I can honestly say I’m guilty of more than a little insanity. But if you’ve had enough of the same old, same old, then let’s do something to change it. Let’s plan to succeed, instead. Who’s with me?!?
No, really, you have options. First, let’s take an honest look at where we are right now. Take this LifeScore Assessment for Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever. This online tool will give you a clarity about the areas of your life that need to be improved. Before you can change, you have to know how bad things really are. We all tend to gloss over the blah-ness of certain areas and think that’s just the way it is. Sure, failure is a natural part of life. But when you have a real vision for what needs to change and where you want to be in a year or two, failure becomes less of a stumbling block and more of a foothold to building something better.
So, if you’re tired of making resolutions only to abandon them, then take a long hard look at where your life really is and think about where you want it to be next year. The LifeScore Assessment will only take about 10 minutes, and you will get clear feedback to point you in the right direction. Take the assessment and let me know your score. I’ll be sharing my score tomorrow and telling you what I’ll be doing about it. Together, we can plan to succeed.
Disclosure: The LifeScore Assessment is free. The opt-in for a webinar next week is also free. But if you register for Michael’s Best Year Ever course, I will earn a commission…which does not change the price for you.