Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Your New Year Resolutions May Fail
Ask yourself the why's
* Why do I want to stop smoking? because I want to break the habit
* Why do I want to break? because I want to live healthy
* Why do I want to live healthy? because I have a family who depends on me; I want to be there for my family. because I have seen several friends dying of cancer due to smoking leaving their family unsupported. because body is my temple and I want to regard it as a spiritual entity; because I have several duties to my family, friends, the community, the society and my country; because I want to be a role model for the younger generation; because I do not want to be a victim of my old habits; because smoking habits affects my nervous system; because I spends hundreds and hundreds in smoking (and associated drinking)...
If these why's give you the answers why do you want to move towards something or move away from something, you are certain to make or break the habit.
To make life more interesting and meaningful, cover all aspects of life and have upto six goals. You can have one goal for Yourself, Family, Career, Fun and Recreation, Society, Spirituality etc.
A popular blogger Leo Babuta has started a site 6changes.com which has very useful guidelines on changing habits.
Also, you may want to visit Tony Robbins blog, or read his book "Awaken The Giant Within". The Awaken the Giant Within book has a dedicated chapter on creating compelling future.
Check yourself on Jan 10th, if you are sticking to your resolutions.