On 11/01/2021 which was Monday, most of the office workers have returned to the work, and one of the questions we may get asked is ” Do you have new year resolution?
Here is the definition from Wikipedia
“A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western World but also found in the Eastern World, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their behaviour at the beginning of a calendar year.”
To get we want to get in life, we will have wish, goals and plan. But they are overrated.
What is more important? Habits.
There is famous quote like “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” and many good habit relevant quotes that remind us the importance of habits.
Once upon a time, the ultimate marketing gurur and best selling author ad Seth Godin got asked this question ” What have make you so successful? It is a goal or intent or anything else?” in the interview conducted in the London Real show. Seth said I think it is habits.
Habit actually comes from the repeated actions and actions comes from thoughts.
So to make things happen in the new year, we need to develop good habits by taking repeated actions after thinking clearly and developing some powerful thoughts.
It has never been easy to get a good job, start a new businesses or make the positive change we want in life. But good habits will be our great helpers.
What is the key take away？
Forget about new year resolution and focus on developing good habits instead.