Three Interesting Thoughts…on new year’s resolutions
- Somewhere between 80-90% of New Year’s resolutions fail to stick. Author James Clear identified five reasons why in his book Atomic Habits. We make our resolutions too big and try to solve too many things at once. We aim for the result but not the ritual and we fail to change our environment to support us.
- New Years day is for many of us “Day One” for a new habit. Every new habit involves some form of pain. Whether the pain of abstaining from something or the pain of starting something. Pain is unavoidable. Some form of suffering is always inevitable. The process of taking action is the process of choosing your pain. What worthwhile pain will you choose this year?
- The best exercise for gaining strength, is not missing workouts. Consistency beats intensity. Small results really do add up. It takes about 10-15 minutes to do 100 Burpees. 100 burpees per day for the next year would mean 36,500 Burpees by years end. Easy to do. And Impressive too.
Two Great Offers
- The ideas in today’s newsletter come from James Clear’s book Atomic Habits, its available on Amazon for the lowest ever price of $98.
- Setting yourself up for a dry January. Many people choose to give up alcohol in January. If you’re one of them (and you like beer), the Dry January Survival kit from Athletic Brewing contains 30 NA Beers and a glass to drink them from. All for only $49.99.
#justonething. It is of course time for the Go Condition Resolution challenge. The challenge is to pick one resolution that is a process and a ritual and stick to it for the whole month of January. Pick a ritual that will support all of your other goals. For example, Going to bed by 9pm every night, or getting up at 5am every morning. Whatever it is pick #justonething and let it work its magic on everything else.
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