Why do we start a New Year off with resolutions? I mean were just gonna screw it up anyway right?! Ha! Well if I have learned anything in this life it's that progress is only achieved by slow and steady increments not by leaps and bounds. Negative self-talk will only hinder our growth. Back in massage school nearly 9 years ago at the ripe age of 21 one of my teachers talked a lot about "the tape we all play in our heads" it was the first I had heard of such a thing. Well when you are trying to help someone achieve greater health you have to understand that most people talk really negatively to themselves and if you want to help them you need to help them stop barageing themselves with thoughts that put a halt to all progress. So throw out that old tape and start fresh! ( You're probably going to have to throw it out dozens of times, it's like a Ouija board they just keep coming back! So chop it up and scatter the pieces and burn it if necessary)
Now that we are thinking fresh lets move on. I re-read this talk recently and it's quite appropriate for this time of year. It's hard to pick out just a few things for New Year's resolutions however if we have too long a list like more then 5 I think we are setting ourselves up to fail. We need to choose those things that are truly of the most importance and then PLAN out how to achieve our resolutions. Not planning is a plan to fail, right?! Here are 3 suggestions that I think are incredibly important to keep in mind when you setting your resolutions.
"When we are young, it seems that we will live forever. We think there is a limitless supply of sunrises waiting just beyond the horizon, and the future looks to us like an unbroken road stretching endlessly before us.
I Wish I Had Spent More Time with the People I LoveIsn't it true that we often get so busy? And, sad to say, we even wear our busyness as a badge of honor, as though being busy, by itself, was an accomplishment or sign of a superior life.
I Wish I Had Let Myself Be Happier
Of Resolutions(I didn't copy and paste it I left a bunch out so if you want to read the full address go for it you won't be sorry you did.)
Let us all press on! If you feel in the least discouraged I think you should read this cause we are all doers of awesomeness,<--link :) yep YOU! (Thanks Cami for sharing it with me)
You successful goal setters and more importantly achievers any success stories or tips you would like to share? Or any thing you have learned from your failures?
-All my love,