It’s that time again. It’s New Year’s Resolution Time.
Or is it?
You might be interested in what my resolutions are for the new year.
Would you be disappointed if I told you I have ZERO?
That’s correct. I don’t have a top seven list, or a top five. I don’t even have ONE.
Bluntly, I don’t believe in setting New Year’s Resolutions. What I believe in is the power of setting daily goals, most of which employ something I call the Law of Practice (LOP), which just may be the most important Law of them all.
Isn’t the Law of Attraction (LOA) most important?
Well, you might think it is, but the LOA has almost no positive value unless you utilize the LOP.
Let me explain it to you this way:
Two people, let’s call them Rick and Rain, come to me to learn how to visualize. Both of them think they cannot visualize, that they don’t have the ability. I teach them how to get started. I start with the simplest of steps that only take five minutes of practice per day.
Rick practices the exercises the day I teach them to him. He remarks that visualization is far easier than he thought. On the days in between our next meeting, though, he doesn’t practice at all.
Rain, on the other hand, struggles during the first lesson. She doesn’t appear to make any progress, but this makes her even more determined to succeed. She follows my suggestions to the letter, practicing for a minimum of five minutes per day.
A month after our first session, Rick, is just as good as he was on day one. Rain, however, is doing great in comparison. The practice is still tough for her compared to Rick, but she is totally committed.
After three months, Rick, who only practices on the days that I meet with him, is still just as good as he was on day one. Rain, however, who practices daily, without fail, is now ahead of Rick.
A year after Rick and Rain started, Rick is the same as he was on day one. This upsets him so he buys yet another program on LOA.
Meanwhile Rain is crushing it. She can now visualize herself doing, being and having, and what she pictures comes to fruition. Her five minutes of practice per day turned into two sessions of five minutes each day. After a few months, she naturally wanted to practice more, and the twice-per-day sessions turned into 15 minutes each. Things she couldn’t see herself doing before are now a reality. Her biggest realization was that the Law of Practice works for the acquiring of any skill as well as the achievement of any objective.
It’s not having the big goal that matters as much as having the willingness to practice each and every day.
Show me someone with a big goal who doesn’t practice and I’ll show you a failure. Show me someone with a daily goal, who practices regularly, and I’ll show you someone who tramples on those who set big goals – or those who craft a list of New Year’s Resolutions.
Here endeth the lesson.
P.S. If you’re looking for coaching from me in 2021, NOW is the time to drop me an email and let me hear what you have in mind.
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