As we near the end of the first month of the year, how are your New Year resolutions coming along? Are you starting to lose momentum? Have you begun to lose interest and swayed back into your old habits?
Well let’s face it – most of us have given up within 2 weeks of starting any New Year Resolution or goal for the new year.
Of course when you work shift work, the erratic and irregular hours can make it even harder to commit to anything. In fact keeping to any type of schedule and sticking to it can be extremely hard.
That is, if you let it.
As the late, great Jim Rohn once said …
“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.”
You see the key to achieving any New Year Resolution is you have to really want it or it’s just not going to happen. It’s no good saying that you’d like to lose weight or you’d like to get another job – you have to really want it.
So many people have the mindset they should lose weight, do more exercise or change jobs but it needs to be more then that. You need to write them down and look at them every day so that you are focussed on the end result. You have to be able to see it and feel your New Year Resolutions as being achieved.
The key difference is when you really want the results, it will spur you into the kind of action that will lead you to the results you’re after.
Now since we’re in the throws of the Australian Open tennis right now (and I’m a tennis fanatic), here’s something to ponder.
Roger Federer didn’t get to where he is today because he thought he’d like to be Number 1. He wanted it like nothing else and was prepared to do what ever it takes to get there.
This determination and unwaivering belief has made him one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In fact almost unbeatable to anyone that faces him across the other side of the net.
So don’t say to yourself “I’d like to lose weight” or “I’d like to get another job”.
Really want it. Go after it like there’s no tomorrow because even the littlest of things can make a difference.
Little things like eating a piece of fruit every day, going for a 15 minute walk every day, looking for ways to improve your education every day, looking for ways to make yourself more valuable every day .
Persistence will always leads to results.
So remember to have the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to achieving your newly set goals for 2012. Otherwise fast forward 12 months – and everything is going to be exactly the same as it is right now.
Don’t let working shift work be the reason you didn’t achieve your New Year resolutions and dreams for 2012.
Make shift work the reason you’re going to achieve them – no matter what.