Do you ever feel like each new year you start out extremely enthusiastic on your goals and by December you find yourself slacking out because you’re waiting for the next year that’s “going to be the one”? Einstein used to say that doing the same thing over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity, so maybe there is something you need to change. Here are a few tips to make 2019 the year of breakthrough, the year you stop postponing your dreams and become closer to accomplishing them!
First, define what success means to YOU. We need to decide for ourselves what to do and have the courage to do it. It might look like financial freedom or winning the Olympics, it might look like raising a lot of money for a foundation or impacting millions of lives or just a few. Whatever it is we must define for ourselves what success is to us.
Now, what goals would make you accomplish that success? Keep in mind that when choosing your goals you must work with reality as it is and not as you wish it to be. Many people stay stuck wasting all their energy fighting, loathing, or denying reality but what really needs to be done is embrace it and work with it. You have to make a decision, you have to have a goal, because if you don’t know where you are going, you’re never going to get anywhere. Many of us tend to do things that other people want us to do but you can’t lead the life of other people, we all have to lead our own lives.
Also, be consistent and build momentum. Much like your car requires more gas to restart in every stoplight, so do you. If you manage to be consistent with the plan to reach your goals it will be easier! If however, you stop pushing even for a bit, you’ll slow down, eventually stop and will have to start at inertia again, which will require more energy and will get harder each time. It’s not about big changes, if you have a 1% improvement in everything that you do in the area related to your goal, those small gains will add up to massive improvement. Don’t underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis; consistency and discipline are your best allies for creating this multiplying force. Remember this: stickability is the 95% of ability.
Lastly, guard your mind. To achieve positive results you must protect your mind from absorbing negative things and feed it with positive things. So much like when we wear blue glasses we see everything blue, our mind works with filters as well, so stop for a second to think, what filter is your mind creating? Are you creating a negative filter feeding your mind fear, bad news, self-destructive thoughts, criticism and toxic relationships; or are you creating a positive filter, reading inspiring stories, talking kindly to yourself, always trying to see the bright side of things? Don’t underestimate the filters you create for your mind, it literally determines the way you see the world and yourself.
So there you go, some tips to make 2019 the year you start making a change! Know your goals and run after them, but keep in mind that what is best for you depends on your nature so you need to really understand yourself and know what you want to achieve in life. Also, always remember that the biggest most important attribute you must have in order to succeed is BELIEF. The how to do it always comes to the person who believes she can do it. Why? Because strong belief triggers the mind to figure out ways and means to accomplish, belief triggers the power to do. So don’t let anyone else determine the size of your dreams, the most successful people on earth have changed the world because they believed they could do it. Think big, dream big, act big! As Robin Sharma says: no one will believe in you until you believe in you. Happy New Year everyone! ✨
Gabriela & The Stamina in Action Team