It is three weeks into the New Year. How are those New Year Resolutions working out? Have you installed any new habits?
So many people start the New Year pumped and raring to go with these “I am going to change the world” ideas. A few weeks and sometimes only days into the year, the intention fizzles out.
Why is this?
We have certain behaviours and habits that are routine to us, like brushing teeth. Come the last few days of the year we suddenly look at some ideal goal on some faraway mountain and think,
“That’s it. I am going to reach the top of that mountain!!!”
There is only one problem with wanting the top of that mountain. You have to climb the mountain. We do not stop to look at our current behaviours or how our actions would assist us in reaching the goal on that distant mountain. This is where a Life Coach and Business Coach come in. They are there to help you decide on your goal, but also to help you take stock of where you are now and what behaviours and habits are keeping you there.
It is proven that no amount of wanting to be on top of your “goal mountain” will get you there. You have to do the steps to get there. This requires that you install new habits. Many people have the belief that a new habit takes 21 days to install. You will see headlines of “21 days to a better you”. Harvard says that it takes 66 days to install a new habit that you brain will default to at times of stress and pressure.
Do your goals require you to have behaviours and habits 180 degrees from your current behaviours and habits? This is not impossible to do, but it is really difficult and requires that your WHY you want to achieve your Goal be very clear and very big.
Have a look at your resolutions and goals. Are you installing new habits to allow you to reach those goals? It is so much easier to do this when you work with a Life Coach or Business Coach. You will have greater clarity, someone to walk alongside you as you work and greater success as you will be held accountable for the steps.
You do not need to wait for the next New Year to make a real difference in your life.
If this resonates and you would appreciate being able to discuss anything further, confidentially of course, you are welcome to contact Colleen Qvist: Life Coach, Business Coach, Facilitator and Speaker and owner of CQ Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org +27825503568
Colleen is Gauteng Chair for COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa), proud BNI member, Committee Member of Women in Healthcare Africa and co-owner of Discussing Parenting.