#1 Rule In Keeping Resolutions
I've received a lot of emails about New Year's resolutions and how to keep them.
So I want to share my number one rule to keeping resolutions.
#1 MAKE IT A HABIT.
Make it a habit and you will have a much greater level of success in keeping it.
And when I say habit, I'm talking about something that comes so naturally that you don't even need to think about it.
So this means, in developing said habit, we are not looking for results. We are not comparing. We are not analyzing. We are simply doing the thing over, and over, and over again. Showing up every single time.
Some keys to helping this stick is:
1. Make it small. Do it in a the most easily attainable time and size. Working out? 20 minutes? 15 minutes? 4 times a week? 3? Whatever is actually doable, do that. And repeat.
2. Want it. Actually want to do it. Don't do it because you hate something about yourself. But do it because you want to grow. Because you want change.
3. Fight for it. The day that you want to quit is the day you must continue on. THAT IS THE MOST CRUCIAL DAY. The one day where you have rationalized every conceivable reason not to do it, do it then.
Again, we want this habit to be instinctual. Just like peeing, breathing, and checking email.
Build the habit. Build your life. (Oh, I like that).