Have you ever had one of those days when you wanted to give up? The work you were doing just didn’t seem to matter or you weren’t the get results you wanted…
You are not alone. Today is National Ditch Day. It’s the day when most people ditch their New Year’s Resolutions and it is a recognized day on the calendar!! Can you believe it?
So before you decide to ditch that resolution or that goal or whatever it is that you are doing… watch this video.
So if you’re ready to junk that New Year’s resolution or maybe you already did. Here are a couple ideas to help you stay the course. This is Jen Patterson with Agility lLeadership Group where we help you build leaders build teams and build companies.
Number one make a decision. Decide. And I mean REALLY decide what it is that you’re going to do. The Latin word that’s the root of decide actually means to cut off. It means to cut off all other options. So if you’re standing at a decision and you have other options that you haven’t cut off you haven’t made a decision yet.
I was in a job transition at one point in my life and I really wanted to start my own business but I was uncertain about how it would go. So I was also looking for a job. I was smart enough to get myself a coach at that time and she gave me the best advice ever.
She said pick a plan and go 100 percent at that plan and let everything else go. So I decided to go all in on the business. She said, “If it doesn’t work out after a set period of time you can always go back to Plan B but go 100 percent in the direction of what you want and see what happens when you go all in.
It’s a mistake I see so many make in times of transition. They really want something but they’re scared. They may put it in practical terms like I’m being responsible or I’m being practical. But the reality is it’s their brain screaming This is not safe. Don’t do this.
The challenge is if you can’t be clear about what you really want you’re never going to get it. So no to get clear on your wife have you ever wanted something really really bad. I mean I can’t think of anything else kind of bad and you put all of your effort into it. Did you get it. Tell me about it. I’d love to hear your story. Share below.
I can think of examples of so many times when I wanted something really bad and I didn’t know how it was going to get it, but I figured out a way. Before you ditch that habit or that goal or that job. Sit down and get in touch with your why. I promise you if you’re why is strong enough you will figure out how. Oh.
And one last thing. Do something that moves you in the direction of that decision. Momentum is what fuels us. So get going on your goals now.