With almost a full month into the New Year, how many New Year's resolutions are you still keeping?
We all make New Year's resolutions in hopes of bettering ourselves, and we justify that by saying something like "New Year, New Me". Whether we are trying to get in better shape by going to the gym or want to become an entrepreneur, most of us will fail; not because we don't want to change, but because we lack the determination and motivation to actually follow through.
Putting my parent hat on for a moment, one of the things we've tried to teach our son, is that lying is not acceptable and telling the truth is always the right thing to do. What's worse than lying to others, is lying to ourselves. We hide behind excuses, saying things like "I'll go to the gym tomorrow", or "I'm too tired and have no time". But all this is is lying. By December, you'll have made little to no progress towards your goals, and then repeat the same process all over again in January 2019.
I say, don't wait until New Years to start making a change in your life; start now. Every day is a new day, with a fresh start. If you want to go to the gym, go to the gym! Don't lie to yourself and say you'll go and never do. If you want to create a blog or a new app, do it! and start now, not tomorrow.
Another reason why most New Year's resolutions fail is because they are unachievable. If you want to be able to run 10 miles, your first milestone is to be able to run 1 mile, and then grow from there. Take your goals, break them up into smaller achievable tasks, and execute on them. You can't always plan out every detail ahead of time, so adjust your expectations as needed.
One way to help with our motivation levels is to tell someone what you plan to do, and have them hold you accountable for it. With that in mind, I would like to introduce you to my relaunched blog. My plan is to blog once per week. And anyone reading this can hold me to that.
Although this post wasn't related to technology, expect to see coding tutorials, solutions to problems I've solved, as well as random thoughts just like this one.
Until next week...
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