The reason a lot of New Year’s resolutions don’t last much beyond a week or a few days, is because they do not connect to a “bigger picture” . Usually they are just one “nice to do” type empty promises. You know, things I “should do”, like, give up smoking, lose 20 kg, go to a gym, etc. etc. If they are not part of a bigger picture or “Vision” we have for our lives, then there is no motivation to follow through. You need a roadmap for your life.
Whoops, I think I took the wrong road. I turn left, right?
Where is your road map to your destiny in life taking you?
Take some time to seriously identify what really matters most in your life and what you really want to be and do. To really begin your journey with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you’re going so you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.
Find your passion. What do you care about most? Allow your passion to take more priority in life.
Follow the big picture of your life. Allocate your time more efficiently and don’t waste time on things that aren’t important to the big picture.
Spell out to yourself a dream version of your passion. How does it feel? What does it look like? Where would it take you?
Get a move on. Don’t wait until a better time to move toward what you want. There is no better time. The time is now.
Stay open to changes. Just because things aren’t going exactly to plan doesn’t mean they are not in alignment. Trust the process.
Focus on the big picture or Vision for your life and continually check in with yourself and ask “Is what I am doing right now taking me closer to my life’s vision / goal?” If the answer is “No’ then do something else.