Ah, good ol’ New Year’s resolutions.
As we slowly start another year—and another decade this time!— the pressure to do and be better grows larger by the day.
And apart from making your personal resolutions, I know many of you are going to make resolutions related to your business.
Finally start blogging! …or… Be more present on social media! These kinds of resolutions are rather common for business owners.
But have you ever wondered why New Year’s resolutions (of any kind!) stay on your wish list, and rarely appear on the list with your actual, tangible results?
You might be surprised by the answer.
Read on to find out why your New Year’s resolutions fail you and your biz and what’s the right way to set yourself up for success in the new decade!
Why do your New Year’s resolutions fail you?
Yup, you’ve read that right. You don’t fail to succeed – your resolutions fail you!
Most of the time, that happens because:
- You expect too much, too soon out of yourself
- You’re not willing to ditch your old mindset
- You focus on short-term gains instead of long-term wins
- You don’t ask for help or bring on support
Do you want to see your business flourish while you live a life you’re passionate about? Then here’s what you can do differently this year. 😉
What can you do so your resolutions don’t fail you?
Here are a few tips to help you see real, tangible results.
Make sure your expectations are R-E-A-L-I-S-T-I-C
Being honest with yourself is the KEY factor here.
Let’s say you’re determined to put yourself out there and make more video content this year but you have zero video editing experience.
Expecting to produce one video per week and reach 10k YouTube subscribers by March probably isn’t what’s going to help you stick to your resolution as you’ll very likely get disappointed and quit, sooner rather than later.
Instead, go slow. Take it one step at a time. For example, focus on setting up your channel first. Then on recording your first video (with your phone). Then on editing it using a mobile app and so on, until you reach the point you want to be.
Pro tip: Before you commit to something, make sure your final goal is SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
Your mindset is the place to begin.
You can’t keep doing what you’ve been doing by now and expect a different result just because the calendar’s date is different.
Begin change from the inside out. Find out more about who you are as a person and give honest answers to questions like this:
- What are your beliefs about life and success? Do you nurture certain beliefs that keep you stuck?
- Are you uncomfortable around money? Do you feel worthy of achieving the financial freedom you’re after?
- Is self-doubt paralyzing you? Dig deeper and find the trigger behind your doubt, whether that’s fear or something else.
- In an ideal world, what would an ideal day look like for you? What’s the difference between that day and the day you’re living now? What can you do to come one step closer to it?
Have a long-term strategy for winning.
Resolutions often fail because people choose to rely on willpower to see them through.
The thing is, willpower can only last for so long. In this case, that means until the end of January. 😉
On the other hand, if you take the time to change your mindset, build the right habits and use different tools to set an effective system in place, you’ll literally be unstoppable.
True, this approach does take longer and you probably won’t see immediate results but it’s so much more effective!
Feeling stuck? Ask for help!
As an entrepreneur-to-be, you’re probably overwhelmed by all things business.
But it doesn’t have to be that way—you don’t have to make mistakes on your own. You can easily learn from other people’s mistakes!
Don’t be afraid to invest in a mentor or a coach that’s going to not only show you how you can turn your New Year’s resolutions into reality but also, it’s going to cheer on you along the way!
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