Hacking Your Way to Successful New Year’s Resolutions
We have all set them and continue to do so despite the statistics that show that come February most New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the way of the Christmas fruit cake. But, there’s something about that date… the 1st of January… the first day of the rest of your life… ahhh the possibilities. Lucky for us mere mortals, I have a found a couple of – I guess I’ll call them “life hackers” – people who have, or are in the midst of figuring out shortcuts (hacks – the minimum that needs to be done while still getting maximum effects) to bypass our own self-defeating tendencies (and we all have them, so sit down and take notes). In my opinion, if we can at least understand the why of our behaviors, we have a better chance of changing them to serve us, rather than the other way around. The following websites have gathered the top experts in their fields and garnered their knowledge and techniques for our benefit.Retiring Your Bucket List
With the old bucket list, so often we would sacrifice today’s (and this year’s) happiness, for all the places we want to go. For example, you and your spouse decide that you want to plan that amazing trip to Fiji. There is no doubt it will be amazing sleeping in that awesome hut right on the water waking up to the beauty of the mountains and oceans. But that experience comes with a hefty bill. So, you decide that in order to do everything you want while you are in Fiji, you will work overtime, stop date nights and cut back on things you both enjoy doing together and separately of each other, in order to save more money. This type of behavior ruins your today. It hurts your relationship. While you can cut back on some things to save for a bigger goal, you shouldn’t cut out all your fun and happiness today. You are not promised tomorrow and if you forget about the awesomeness and love you have today, and risk all of it for the future, you may sabotage your life, support systems and loved ones. Instead, try revamping your bucket list.Are You Running Out of Steam Already?
IIt’s almost mid January 2016. How are you doing on those goals you set on January 1st? Are you running out of steam already? Goal setting should be life goals and you should continue to work on them. Set a goal for 21 days and do it consistently, let’s see what happens on day 22?Rum-Soaked Grave Diggers, The Expert-Positioning Phenomenon, And Your Goals For The New Year
Last night, in the company of a crowd of strangers, I stood in a shower, fully dressed but in pitch darkness, listening tensely for the voices of ghosts. We were visiting Sydney, and booked for the ghost tour of the old Quarantine Station, where well over 500 people are reputed to have died of a combination of ship-bourn diseases and the primitive treatments prescribed to try to heal them (carbolic acid shower, anyone? It will remove the lice – and your first two layers of skin). One of the tales we were told, standing beneath the Southern Cross and beside an old cemetery, highlighted what goes wrong when you deal with the opposite end of the spectrum from the industry expert: the rank amateur.5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes People Make When Setting Goals
“In the Spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” So says Tennyson. “In December a young (and not-so-young) leader’s fancy somewhat more heavily turns to thoughts of goals for the following year.” So says Stainton. Although not as poetically. But in order to give yourself the best chance of achieving those goals, you need to make sure you don’t make any of these 5 mistakes.