Choosing the month of December to release my third book ’10 Questions Success Will Ask’, was no accident.
The book was finished by mid-October but when I gave it for a proof-read, I got the following comment back: ‘My corrections in Red, thank you for helping me find my New Year’s Resolutions’. The possible humor aside, it made me wonder…why do people, and especially everyday normal people, need this month out of 12 to determine what needs to be better next year?
The obvious reason would be that it is the end of the calendar year and a new beginning could be determined, announced and pursued. Not to mention that such a thing as the December- resolutions has become a tradition in a way: done by a huge collective with ritualistic diligence!
Don’t mean to spoil it folks, but if you need December to sort out what is fine and what should get better, if you wait for the passing of holiday season to start on it, as you are gazing at a whole-year horizon to achieve it, chances are it will never happen… For a few more Decembers, it will still be a resolution. And a few Decembers after, it will turn into a lost hope and past dream, sunk into excuses, blaming (others) and negative thinking. You will come to see that what you had initially envisioned, although easy to achieve, got annihilated.
For winners, every minute is a chance to re-evaluate what went wrong, the time-frame to fix things is ‘yesterday’, December is no different than any other month and the New Year is only a new number on a busy calendar! Change your mindset, ditch resolutions and ACT NOW. When you act immediately and decisively, you break down numerous internal limitations and external barriers. You might not necessarily get it ALL, always. But you will get so MUCH, and MOST of the time, that surely nobody will notice the losses except YOU.
There you have your New Year Resolution then, if you really need one: eliminate those 0.01% losses next year, as you keep expanding!