The ending of a year and the beginning of a new one is a time when many people make resolutions to improve their life. They make a list of their desires and hopes, and commit to changing an old habit into a new one. Unfortunately, too many of the resolutions go to the wayside.
When we have succeeded with a goal, we assume we must have done something right. On the other hand, if we didn’t, we tend to look for an excuse. The truth is, our life is a culmination of our habits, both good and bad. It is the habit that helps us succeed or fail.
The vital key is to determine our motivation; which is driven from our internalized value system. When we want something, it’s important to get very clear of what it is we want, and understand why we want it. If the dream is big, the goal is accomplished more easily. Small goals tend to become insignificant; the desire isn’t strong enough to keep our attention. In other words, the reward isn’t big enough to do what is necessary to win. When we tie our desire correctly into our value system, action is automatically applied.
Some people refer to this as determination; maybe so, but determination is an act driven by something of great value. For example, it’s not uncommon to see someone defy the odds of cancer just to see their child reach a monumental point in their life. The sick person is driven by a sense of family unity (value).
Hopefully your dreams are full of excitement and headed for a great outcome; keep in mind, you must find a value that is important enough to get and keep you in motion.
I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest a new house would make a great goal for 2015. Our job is to help you find that dream…we invite you to call.
Happy New Year!
Posted OnFeb 03, 2015