New Years resolutions are great — but they have a fatal flaw…… They assume that “change” comes as one big decision.. “I WILL LOSE WEIGHT!”…. But that’s not how change actually works. Not even close!
Change is not the result of one big decision — it’s the result of thousands of small ones. Hundreds of decisions every day where, in the past, you’ve simply gone for the “easy” choice without giving it a second thought. Change comes because you’re going to pause on those decisions and make the RIGHT choice, instead of the easy one.
“Suzie brought cupcakes for her birthday at the office today. Would you like one?” has an easy choice, and a right choice.
And every time you make the RIGHT decision, instead of the easy one, you are pushing yourself towards your goal. In fact, without winning the majority of those “decision-battles”, nothing will change, no matter how bad you want it — or how motivated you feel.
Every minute of every day, focus on making the right choice, instead of the easy choice, and slowly but surely, not only does change happen, but the battles become easier to win. The “right” choice EVENTUALLY becomes the “easy” choice… and that is how the war is ultimately won — and how you change.
If you’d like some help on setting goals the RIGHT way (goals that CAN actually affect change in your life), check out this blog article!