I think many of us fall in to the trap of not truly believing in our resolutions in the first place. They more likely represent hopes, much like the winning of Lotto than tangible expressions of genuine intentions. Truth be told perhaps we'd be shocked if these whimsical day dreams came true. A neat trick you might want to play this year is as follows: If you still have the passion of belief in a more exciting future and have yet to succumb to worn out cynicism, then try reframing your hopes and vague aspirations into "must haves' or what I like to call OBSESSIONS.
Obsessions are given a bad rap, associated almost always with their close associates as displayed in the icon above. Yet they are indeed powerful allies if used sparingly. Much as a dose of adrenalin can give us that vital fight or flight response, too much can turn us into stressed our sociopaths!
Most high level achievers, those for example that morph from sedentary obese individuals into marathon runners or triathletes, or the destitute and homeless who reinvent themselves into successful entrepreneurs, and a million other stories of success from the pits of adversity. Invariably the spark or tipping point didn't come from a trifling interest or hope of changing their circumstances, but rather an obsessive 'eye of the tiger' drive.
What does this obsession look like? Sharp focus, and almost continual visualisation of the goal or dream. Keeping the focus sharp via a quiet mantra, emotional in tone and repeated until the message pervades the subconscious, and we find ourselves dreaming the dream in our dreams! Things that interest us rarely manifest until we reach that tipping point whereby anything but accomplishment is completely unacceptable -
Obsess your way to an outstanding New Year and then some!