Do you wonder why people don’t achieve their new year’s resolutions? Many people disappoint themselves year after year when they fail to accomplish their new year’s resolutions. When we believe that we don’t deserve the best in life or that we can’t have the best in life, we form habits that don’t support our best interests. We indulge in instant gratification, set unrealistic goals, fail to plan, create plans that have a low probability of success, and make other choices that sabotage our best intentions.
New Year’s Resolutions Tips with Optimal Thinking
1. Recognize that all you have and all you’ll ever have is the everpresent moment. Do you want to squander it, be, use it, or make the most of it?
2. Make the choice to be your highest and best self, regardless of the circumstances. Recognize that every situation — even a disaster — provides an opportunity to be your best. Get to know your best self intimately! Place your best self in charge of your life by answering questions like:
What would my best self do in this situation?
How would my best self deal with this situation?
3. Accept what is out of your control. When you dwell on what is out of your control, you squander your energy and your life.
4. Optimize what is within your control by employing the language of your highest and best self: Optimal Thinking. Make the best of the everpresent moment and this year by asking questions like:
What is supremely important to me this year?
What is my most important goal this year?
What is in my/your/our best interests?
What is supremely important to me right now?
What is the best thing I can do under the circumstances?
What’s the best use of my time right now?
5. Examine the past year by yourself, with a trusted friend, or with an Optimal Thinking life coach by answering questions like:
What didn’t work?
Why didn’t I achieve what I wanted?
Were my expectations realistic?
Can I still achieve what I want?
How can my successes/disappointments best serve me?
What can I learn from them so that I can maximize this year?
6. Make decisions when your heart and mind are in agreement. Choose the best then put your issues to rest. Use the three-step strategy for personal optimization:
When you overcome your self-limiting core beliefs, you will have the foundation to travel on your best track and create your best life.
7. Create your SUPREME Plan. Make sure the prize is worth the price and serves your best interests, then put your best self in charge as you take action. Take achievable steps, and reward yourself each time you reach predetermined milestones.