Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

The New Year is a time that a lot of people use to reflect and set new goals or "resolutions".  In setting my goals for 2014 and doing my own soul searching lately I have come to the conclusion that resolutions, for the most part, don't stick because they are really just "dreams" that people are throwing around.  You know people say "I would like to quit smoking" or "I would like to lose weight" or "I would like to fill in the blank". Personally I would like to do a lot of things, and as long as I phrase it like that I will keep on liking to do it someday.  We need to set concrete definable measureable goals.  Write them down, be specific, re-read them or re-write them everyday. 

Today I watched a great New Years Day video from Tony Robbins (thanks mom for forwarding it to me) where he talks about Raising Your Standards.  It is our standards and values that allow us to be okay with where we are and to not really make the change and start the new rituals it takes to accomplish our goals.  We say we "should" lose weight.  We "should" quit smoking. We "should" eat healthy.  Instead we need to Raise Our Standards and stop saying should and start saying MUST.  I must lose weight and I will not settle for anything less.  I will do anything it takes to make that a reality.  Can you hear the difference?

Raise Your Standards and Change Your Should to Must!

Happy New Year!!