On the first of January every year hundreds of millions of people make resolutions.
This is the year I’m going to..
Lose weight, get out of debt, find a partner…
The options are endless.
And the vast majority fail. In many cases these same people find themselves the following January heavier, with more debt and lonelier.
It’s for one simple reason.
Most people don’t keep promises to themselves.
Have you ever had an unreliable friend?
The one who canceled dinner at the last minute. Borrowed books and never gave them back.
You eventually drifted apart and you occasionally look them up on Facebook to see what drama has befallen them.
Exactly the same things happen with our promises to ourselves.
After letting ourselves down consistently we eventually drift away from our belief that we will do the things we say we will do.
Fundamentally, we stop believing ourselves.
When you stop believing yourself, you eventually stop believing in yourself.
The words come out of your mouth but you’ve disconnected your subconscious so the actions don’t follow.
It’s so easy to say ‘next time’ or ‘when I do…I’ll…’
It’s easier to say it to yourself than it is to other people.
How do you stop it?
Choose one thing.
One thing you want to do, not others expect you to want.
Follow through with it.
Your personal power will rise and your subconscious will start to follow through with actions.
You will achieve one thing and others will follow.
Make a promise to yourself.
Don’t break it.