This Is Why You Won’t Keep Your New Year’s Resolution


You judge your work.

You criticize your ideas.

You’re too hard on yourself.

You wait for outside approval.

You focus on likes and positive feedback.

You beat yourself up when you make a mistake.

These are just some of the reasons our resolutions don’t make it to February.

Instead, be gentle with yourself when you make a mistake, notice it, adjust, and move on.

(Mark and I covered this topic on this weeks Off The Top Conversation. Click here to listen to “This Is Why You’re New Years Resolution Doesn’t Matter”.)

If 2018 is going to be your best year yet, you’re going to have to be you’re biggest fan. Not in a arrogant way, just in a way that give you the freedom to fail every once in a while without ruthless and relentless self-persecution.

What would happen if your self talk in 2018 was a warrior and not a worrier? A asset and not a liability? A hero and not a hater?

Can you imagine how much more free you would be?

More creative.

Less stressed.


Excited to do your work.

Problems would be a challenge you get excited to attack.

Your relationships would be healthier.

Your family would be more peaceful.

Your health would be better.

You’d make better decisions.

Life would be fun.

The only way to fix an OLD problem is with a NEW way of thinking.

So, what’s it going to be? How will 2018 go? You get to choose. Maybe not WHAT happens but how YOU CHOOSE to respond.

Choose yourself. Be on team you. Be kind. Be gentle. Be passionate and compassionate with yourself.

2018 will be the best year yet.

(Written by Doug to Doug)

Want to hear how I plan for 2018? Check out my newest Mastering Mentorship Episode: How To Rock Your New Years Resolution

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