New Year’s Revolutions-Part TWO

While you are on this journey, obstacles will come. It is inevitable! But here are some strategies to help you navigate them and build your resilience muscle.

  1.  Turn Your Stumbling Blocks Into Stepping Stones – Try to find some value in whatever obstacles you encounter. Instead of lamenting, ask yourself, “how can I learn from this?” or “what can I do differently next time?. We all know the stories of how Walt Disney was turned down over 300 times before he got financing to create Disneyland. Or how Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. John Sinclair says, “Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo”. Life may throw you an unexpected turn and you may need to hit the pause button but whatever you do, don’t stop! When you’re ready to get back on track, use that pain to fuel you. Take that energy and use to it persevere towards your goal. Be the resilient phoenix who rises from the ashes.
  2. Remember your WHY – Another thing you can do to practice resilience it to remember your WHY. If you haven’t seen the Simon Sinek Ted Talk called “Start with Why”, be sure to Google it and check it out. When things get tough on this journey, remember WHY you wanted this goal in the first place! Why is it important? What’s it going to do for you? How’s it going elevate you to the next level? What will your life look like if you don’t achieve it?
  3. Elevate & Motivate Your Damn Self. Mary Holloway says, “Resilience in knowing that YOU are the only one that has the power & responsibility to pick yourself up”. Yes, we all need a supportive tribe, a community of people who love and believe in us but at the end of the day, your goal belongs to YOU. It’s no coincidence that your goal was placed on your heart – it’s your vision/purpose…no one else’s so you can’t always rely on others to be your cheerleader or to keep you on track. Invest in yourself and work towards your goal, even when times are tough and you just want to cry or scream. Trust me, I’ve been there! This goes back to putting yourself first. It’s up to you to set boundaries, be diligent with your time, hold yourself accountable and get back on track if you fall short.

I love Robin Sharma’s quote, “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life”. As we approach another new year, make it revolutionary! Don’t let this be another year where you’re kicking yourself in the ass for not handling your business. Make a radical commitment, create a revolutionary goal that’s going to make next year the best year of your life!

 

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