By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson
Now that we are officially past the first of the year, many people are all geeked up and excited about their list of goals and resolutions. Maybe you are one of those people. If so, that’s great! You should be excited for a fresh start to a new year. You should have goals and resolutions you want to reach this year. But I also want to give you a quick ‘New Year’s Resolution Warning’:
Don’t be one of those people who talk about what they are GOING to do,
Only to have the excitement fizzle and be forgotten about come February.
This time of the year, it’s much easier to embark on a new goal or journey. Everyone around you is excited. Everybody is talking about resolutions, and how this is going to be the best year ever. That kind of talk and energy is infectious and awesome to feed off of.
But what’s ultimately going to determine if this year is truly different or not really all comes down to one word …… CONSISTENCY.
Prepare yourself now. Know that there will be days where the bubbly feeling you have now towards your goal won’t be there. The charge and energy you are riding currently will betray you and not show up some random Tuesday. It is in those moments where your resolve will be tested. How badly do you want that goal? How important is it to you to really:
- Lose that weight
- Start that business
- Pay off that Debt
- Give to that charity
If you are a member of a gym, you have probably noticed that it’s super crowded right now. But come March 1st, do you think those inflated attendance numbers will still be there. Sadly the answer is no.
Good news! You don’t have to worry about what the masses do. Like I talk about in the video above, all you have to do is show up daily. Why? Because your competition is guaranteed not to show up!
Really, in the quest to be great in any area of life, very little has to do with any perceived outside force. How to beat your competition can be summed up in one phrase:
JUST SHOW UP DAILY!
Now, you will have those days where you lack motivation. You don’t feel like pursuing your goal. It happens to everyone. You are not immune to it. It’s in those times that having a support system in place is vital! If you don’t already have a success partner or a support group, then I invite you to stop by our Facebook community. It is full of people, just like you, with goals and dreams! It’s an amazing place to find a success partner, or simply an encouraging word to get you through those struggle days.
You can do this! This is your Banner Year!
I believe in you!
In this together– Coach Jimmy