Despite the fact that New Year’s Resolutions rarely lead to lasting change, millions of Australians will sit on their hands for the next two weeks waiting for January 1 to roll around so they can magically change their lives. Good grief. What a stupid habit. We wouldn’t take a drug that failed 98% of the time, so why are we so committed to such an ineffective and irrational ritual? Authentic and lasting transformation has everything to do with courage, commitment, attitude and resilience and nothing to do with some number on a calendar.
Tell someone to start their new program (diet, gym regime, running program, etc.) on December 30 (for example) and they’ll look at you like you’re a total idiot. Why on earth would anyone do that? Tell that same person to start two days later (the day with an overwhelming failure rate) and they’ll enthusiastically nod in agreement because the first day of the new year is the ‘right day’ to start.
As my dad says; never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Here’s a crazy idea… if you’re serious about changing some aspect of your reality, then start your journey of transformation now. Stop looking for comfort, convenience and cop-outs and simply do what success demands – today. Forget about the calendar, tradition and the expectations of others and stop giving yourself an escape clause.