I’m not sure whether it’s just because I’m getting a bit older now, and Im exposed to different content these days, but in my experience over the past few years…
“It’s been kinda cool to suggest you don’t make New Year’s resolutions…”
…. because you’re just gonna break it anyways, right?! Well, Im of the total opposite opinion… I think it should be MANDATORY to set New Year’s Resolutions every year. Why?
Well, for anybody reading this who has ever been to a Tony Robbins event, you will know that when you leave those few days with Tony, you are perhaps the most motivated a person is likely to ever be. If you haven’t ever been to one of his events, I highly recommend it!
I went to Tony’s Unleash The Power Within event in Sydney a few years ago, and I remember after those 4 days, I came back and I got more done, was more productive, and was getting more compliments from people about my positive energy, than I had ever had before.
“For three months, I was literally on FIRE!”
There were of course the critics about Tony’s events, saying that it doesn’t last and it’s just hype… but who cares, right?!
They are of course correct, and that level of motivation is incredibly hard to maintain, but for 3 months after the event, I was getting things done…
… and this is why I think it’s important to make New Year’s Resolutions each year.
You may not keep them. You may fall short. You may even cheat every now and then, but if each year you make a commitment to create some positive changes in your life, and you do so for even a short period of time, then that is better than not doing it at all.
Much like my Tony Robbins experience, you may only maintain a certain level of motivation for a few months, but for those 3 months, you will make a positive impact in your life and you may get some long lasting changes that will set you up for a life time.
So my advice is this… don’t listen to those who say that New Years’s resolutions are a waste of time. Don’t listen to those who tell you that you’re probably just going to break them anyways.
Take the time to create your New Year’s resolutions and do your utmost to stick to them. Every great journey starts with the first step, and this could be your first step on your great journey.