In the weeks leading up to the new year I get stuck in these fantasies of potential changes. I can see myself making different choices that result in:
In these fantasies, that clearly have no physics, the changes happen overnight. I jump straight to the results rather than understand the path or the process it takes to make them real. As a result, I fall off the wagon and slip back to the status quo, happy to get back to the fantasy next December.
If the changes aren’t going to be big then why do them all? Go big or go home.
That’s exactly what I do, set out to go big and then end up back in the comfort and safety of my own home.
The hard part about any kind of change, whether new year’s resolution or not, is the subtlety in which success happens. I love a Cinderella story as much as the next, but the reason I do is because it appears to happen quickly. I can sustain effort for a short period but in a longer duration I lose interest and steam. In looking back duration has played a key role in the success I’ve had.
For this year, I want to embrace Andy Galpin’s wisdom:
Consistency over intensity