New Year’s resolutions and Comfort Zone Shake-Up
As you probably know, I support the idea of expanding our Comfort Zones instead of jumping out of them. I cannot resist making the parallel between the pitfalls of New Year’s resolutions and the traditional way our society talks about the Comfort Zone.
Shooting for the moon, having unrealistic (and sometimes competing) goals is like jumping outside—and too far—from your Comfort Zone. The idea is fascinating, but the reality is that only 8% of the people succeed, and we should do much better.
If we want to be part of the 8% of people who succeed in keeping their New Year’s resolutions—or even more than that, if we want to improve our lives—we should start small and from ourselves.
The mechanism is the same and as I already mentioned, you can start with an ordinary New Year’s resolution and you can end up changing your life!
New Year’s resolutions can be seen as good practice to shake up our Comfort Zones. For both, we should have a more of an organic process made of micro-steps and small accomplishments.
This time, in thinking about your New Year’s resolutions:
- Start with YOU
- Expand your Comfort Zone
- Design your WOW (life)
It’s time to shake things up and make a New Year’s resolution plan that sticks. After all, you want a WOW (life). Don’t you?
We are at the end of our journey and I hope you like it!
Check the full article Everything you (probably) already know about New Year’s resolutions to have the complete overview!
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