let’s talk about something that most won’t… let’s talk about where you’re going to end up at the end of this year.
See… everyone is currently on the ‘high’ of a New Near. Clean slate. New beginnings. Big goals.
But if you looked back and asked yourself, “Was my 2021 any different from my 2020?”
What would your answer be?
I’m not talking about the Covid stuff and politics. I’m talking about your weight, health, financial situation, relationships, etc.
Has anything changed for the better? Do you have more money? Better skills? A better life?
Unfortunately, for most people, the answer will be no.
They might be worse off though, because we live in treacherous times with overreaching government policies designed to keep the masses subservient.
If that then is the case, do you think 2022 will be any different from 2021?
Probably not. Because nothing has really changed but the date.
In fact, if the past years are any indicator of what’s to come, logic will dictate that this year will be even more aggravating than the last two.
So let’s take a deep breath, avoid being overly positive and take a pragmatic approach. That’s the only way to win this year.
For your situation to change, you MUST change. Since all change is met with opposition – you’re in for a struggle.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, you know that for you to win 2022, you’re in for a fight. Yet, persist you must.
Make a list of all the habits that you think are holding you down. I did this myself and actually came up with 19 negative habits.
From not having a fixed sleep schedule to binge watching Netflix instead of working… and a bunch of other stuff. Now I know where I stand.
What matters is that you’re radically and brutally honest with yourself while writing down these negative habits.
Once it’s on paper, you’ll know what needs to be changed. Then it’s just a matter of fixing ONE bad habit at a time.
So often, people look at high performers such as David Goggins or Grant Cardone and try to emulate their hardcore approach to success.
Listen, you’re just going to wear yourself down.
Most people are not like these guys. These high achievers are outliers going at 200mph… while you’re chugging along at 35mph.
You can’t go from zero to hero just because it’s 1st January. You also don’t know what demons these outliers are battling or what fuels their inner drive.
You don’t need to torture yourself. You just need to do a little bit better each day. That’s it.
Being mindful of what you’re doing and making incremental improvements will transform your life in the long run.
In fact, half the guys writing books don’t even follow what they write. The talk show guy, Dr. Phil, has a weight loss book.
Seriously. Look at the guy. He’s at least a good 40 pounds overweight himself. But he’s giving weight loss advice.
Then there is the popular relationship consultant who has written countless books on relationships… but she has married 3 times.
To make matters worse, her ex-husband, is also a relationship ‘expert’… and he too wrote a book that was a bestseller.
I’ve got nothing against them and I’ve never read their books, but I’ll tell you this – my marriage will definitely last longer than theirs did. It doesn’t matter if I’m from Mars or if the wife is from Venus.
Because ultimately, it all comes down to action – not talk.
I should probably write my own book – All People Are From Uranus.
In the same vein, a very popular book was out a year or two ago called, ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’.
Everyone was going crazy over it. I didn’t even read it because I already didn’t give a f*ck.
My point is this – blindly listening to these authors/speakers and following them is really unnecessary. They’re not you.
If you keep looking to others for guidance, you’ll always be putting them on a pedestal and feel like you don’t measure up.
It’s ok to read a book now and then… and while everyone else’s books will tell you what you need to do, I’m telling you – you ALREADY know what you need to do.
You know. You’re just not doing it.
Because unlike reading and listening to motivational stuff which is easy – doing is difficult.
If it was easy, Dr. Phil would have abs. But he doesn’t.
If you spent some time self-reflecting, the universe will guide you and show you what you need to know/learn.
Stand in front of the mirror and look deep into your own eyes. You know what you need to change.
So do it.
Be methodical and incremental in your approach. Be impatient to seek progress, but don’t beat yourself up to achieve it.
At the end of the day, action and change are the ONLY 2 things you need to focus on.
Your results will tell you if you’re on the right track. Take reference and course correct from there.
That’s success in a nutshell… and if you will change for the better daily, I guarantee you, by the end of this year, you’d have come so far you’d not even recognize yourself.
You already have what it takes. Now make your habits and by 2023, they’ll make you. I believe in you.