Happy New Year everyone!
By now, you should have set some meaningful intentions for this New Year, made the decision to pursue some goals that are really what you want, your true dreams.
Now that you have made those New Year’s resolutions, it is time to dig a bit deeper. Are you hoping or wishing to accomplish those goals or have you truly made a committed decision to make them happen no matter what? Are you ready to do whatever it takes to make them happen?
Many of us set goals or New Year’s resolutions and we either never start on them, pushing the start date off week by week, or we actually start but then never complete them. Why? Because we either have not made a truly committed decision or we have made a decision based on contingencies. For example, have you ever said: I’ll do this when such and such circumstances change; I’ll do this when I have time, when I have the money, when the kids are out of school, when when when…. That’s not a truly committed decision. When you do that you actually let your goal fade away. Understand this, circumstances will never change until you change. The outside is simply a reflection of what is going on inside. So if you want the outside to change, you will first need to change the inside.
When it comes to accomplishing something that is truly meaningful to you, you must be able to make a committed decision and be ready to make difficult decisions, step out of your comfort zone, do things that scare you and involve risk.
You must also be able to let go of the how. You won’t know how you are going to make this happen, and that’s absolutely normal – it’s part of the growth process. Most people stay stuck because they can’t figure out the how, so they either settle for less or give up on their dream. The how is irrelevant when you decide to make that committed decision. But you have to be willing to do whatever it takes (without wronging others of course). You may have to sacrifice some things, give up some things, change your habits, etc...
The power of decision-making cannot be underestimated. In fact, Napoleon Hill dedicates a whole chapter to it in Think and Grow Rich. Hill outlines that successful people make decision very quickly and rarely change them. They are able to do so because they are working with a vision, they know where they are going and they know they will find a way to make it happen, they know themselves enough and realize that even though right now, they may not know how they will achieve their goal, they understand that everything they need will come to them as long as they stay on the frequency of their goal.
How many times have you found yourself hesitating, debating, asking for other people’s opinions in regards to a decision, wondering if you should go for that project, that business or other dream?
Successful people don’t ask themselves if they have the time, the money, the resources they need, they make a committed decision and trust that they will attract whatever is required to make it happen. They don’t let their outside circumstances control their decision making – that is why they rarely change their decisions. Their goal remains constant no matter what may be happening on the outside. The path to the goal may change as they may need to adjust, but the goal never changes. They never change their goal half-way through just because they can’t see yet how to make it happen.
Are you ready to make a committed decision towards your goal? If you are still hesitant, change your mindset and instead of thinking from your current circumstances (which will always limit you), start thinking from your goal. When you get on the frequency of your goal, you are then able to attract all the resources you need to make it happen. When you get on the frequency of your goal and start thinking, acting and making decisions from your goal, the outside changes.
So what decisions do you need to make if you were truly thinking from your goal? What actions would you take? I wish you all a fabulous New Year!
If you need help on your journey or making that committed decision, send me a message! 2023 is going to be an amazing year! Don’t put your dreams on hold!