This is that time of year, when many of us set our New Year’s goals and resolutions. Those who have set their goals have been able to overcome the primary force of resistance we all experience in committing to a goal to be realized sometime in the future. However, many of us set audacious goals without any thought or plan for a follow-through during the course of the year. This is when procrastination sets in, we feel scared, or the goal was too ambitious for us, and we fail to figure out how to achieve it. In each case we face resistance, and this holds us back from achieving what we wanted to.
If there is any one goal you set for yourself this year, make sure it involves focusing on getting things done, rather than giving it a half baked shot. During the course of the year most of us will deviate in one way or other from what we have set for ourselves. That is just being human. However, when we see ourselves drifting, we need to have the self discipline to bring ourselves back on track, or have someone become your resistance fighting coach, to help bring you back on track.
This is undoubtedly always going to be a challenging journey. The resistance we feel is not created from an external force, it is a constant struggle within ourselves. In order to overcome it, we must break through our limiting beliefs and focus solely on hitting milestones until we achieve what we set out to. One last word of advice, resistance is greatest as you reach closer to the finish line. This is the reason so many projects are abandoned at 95% completion. The thought of completing what we set out to do often overwhelms and scares us. Remember, this is the time you need to be at your most alert and focused. Make sure you get whatever you set out to do..DONE.
By winning this internal struggle against resistance, there is very little we cannot achieve in this world. I wish you all the very best in the year 2010.