Have you noticed which of your New Year’s Resolution’s have been dumped, and which ones are being achieved?
I’ve noticed that my NYR regarding my fitness level has been achieved and I now enjoy maintaining it.
Within a week of tidying my office it becomes identical to what it looked like before I tidied it. Since the beginning of the year I’ve tidied my office only once.
So I ask myself these questions: -
- Was my NYR realistic?
I thought it was. Tidying isn’t difficult, but it’s boring.
- Did I plan it properly?
What’s to plan? Start at one end and go through to the other end!
- Did I get a friend or coach to help me stay accountable and in action?
No I didn’t.
- What was the cause of my broken NYR?
It’s boring, I prefer to get on with my work.
- Can I identify an underlying belief or beliefs that keep me stuck with an untidy office?
I find tidying my office a boring task. I need to focus on my work, not on keeping the office tidy.
Bingo! My beliefs are running the show.
I should know better. Our lives are largely a reflection of our beliefs. Our beliefs are automatic – they occur without our having to remember or think about them. That’s great if the beliefs are positive and useful, but not great if they are negative and useless!
OK, I need to work on my beliefs about me being a tidy person and capable of keeping things tidy, and actually doing it and maintaining it, just like I did with my fitness.
What about you?
Would you care to reflect on your broken NYR’s and see if you can identify something deeper and more powerful to work on to help you achieve your NYR?
Follow my process or even create your own way of reflecting.
Just pick a broken NYR, ask the same questions and see if you can discover the underlying belief that you can improve upon – and watch the difference!
I’m going to share what I do from now on about changing my beliefs about being tidy.
Let’s track and see what works. I’ll post progress photos of my office, then shed and garage.
I invite you to join me and let’s do this together.
Let’s each choose a broken NYR and help each other to achieve it?
Have your say below. I look forward to hearing from you.