New Year is the time when a lot of people make resolutions which they promptly fail on. I’m going to guess that you’ve experienced similar. But this blog is about becoming the best version of you. You don’t follow the crowd and you don’t put up with mediocrity.
So how are you going to decide to make changes whether it’s at New Year or anytime during the year. You’re a free individual and don’t need to do what the masses do and leave changes until the start of the year.
You achieve it by creating new habits and new habits come about by doing something regularly. This could be losing weight, gaining muscle, getting fitter, starting an online hustle or chatting up that beautiful girl or guy you’ve been dreaming about. All these skills require you to practice on a regular basis, develop a schedule and kill it. Like a wolf.
But in order to create a habit you need to do something regular. And therein lies the rub. Life gets in the way. You lose motivation. You get lazy. But not me and not you. You’re a beast and nothing stops you achieving your goal.
So what do you do when you think fuck it, I can’t be bothered today. You either think you do it or you don’t, it’s a black and white situation. Faced with this choice it’s easy to say no. Promise yourself you’ll get to it another day. But another day never happens. The habit never forms and you never achieve your goals.
However, there is another away. A middle ground. And I don’t mean middle as in average. Instead of deciding whether to do it or not, decide instead to do something smaller. If it’s going to the gym, instead of doing your full workout decide to do a shorter one. Decide just to do a couple of exercises instead of your full workout. Doesn’t sound as bad, easily done and you’ll be on your way before you know it.
What happens though? You don’t do a short workout out. You end up doing your full workout. Guaranteed to happen. You’ve tricked your own mind. I do this almost consistently. I’m going to do a short workout or just cycle a couple of miles today. Always ends up in the full workout. Never fails.
So stop deciding on whether to do it or not, go for the middle ground and get to it. You’re not average so you don’t settle for what the average fucking person does.
Here’s to you.