You've probably been thinking and reading a lot about resolutions and goals in the last few weeks.
This is the month when we review the year behind us and consider what we want to accomplish in the new year. Maybe you've already written down a few resolutions and even started some. Or maybe you avoid them altogether because the haven't worked out for you in the past.
If you've tried to commit to resolutions in the past and then quit after a few weeks, you're not alone. The vast majority of people don't make it through the first half of the year. Many quit in the first week. In fact, the average person makes the same resolution ten times without success.
I can't tell you how many times I made the resolution to start a regular exercise program. I've joined health clubs, bought equipment, and even worked with personal trainers. But it wasn't until the last few years that I finally figured out how to commit to this goal.
So what do our resolution failures tell us? Are we lazy? Undisciplined? Lacking willpower?
The truth is, you can't accomplish a goal until you know how to form habits. Big goals involve a series of small habits that must become automatic.
Let's say your goal is to lose weight this year. Maybe you've even been specific and said, "I want to lose 25 pounds." But actually reaching that desired goal involves incorporating many new behaviors in your life. You have to change your diet, add exercise to your routine, and maybe include other habits to support your goal.
When you learn how to form habits properly -- so you don't give up too soon -- you can reach any goal you desire. You can become more of the person you want to be, as you create one positive habit after another.
Even when habits don't relate to bigger goals, they're still powerfully life-changing. For example, if you commit to the small habit of flossing your teeth daily, you can improve your overall health (flossing has been shown to help prevent heart disease, help your immune system, and prevent gum disease and tooth decay).
If you make a habit of sitting down for breakfast with your family for ten minutes, you can improve the quality of your relationships and your overall happiness.
There's no question -- it's our habits that define us. And we have the power to create great habits, life-altering habits, when we understand the proven skills involved in forming them. Yes, there is a researched, proven system behind habit creation. Most people don't know it exists or have never taken the time to consider it. That's why they keep failing with their resolutions.
And that's why I've created this free 3-part video series -- to help YOU understand the powerful skills of creating indestructible habits.