Updated: Sep 20
The world renowned mantra "new year, new me" is back in full rotation. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with it. I think the start to a new year is an excellent way to incentivize an individual, or group to attempt, or reattempt a goal they've set out for. I'm typing this article with every one of you in mind. If you're setting out to accomplish big things this year, this article is for you. If you're considering seeking an accomplishment but feel bewildered at the thought of going out of your comfort zone, this article is also for you. In light of popular mantras, remember this, "comfort zones are excellent, and secure places, however, nothing ever grows there." Let's dig into this. Relevance You may be reading this blog on the popular ETCON Fitness website, however, the goals you may be out to achieve are not relative to fitness. How dare you. I'm only kidding, but in all seriousness, they may not be. If you've started continued education, a new job, joined a new group, started a new hobby, have any sort of new project, or would simply just like to start building a better version of yourself, please continue to read on. The following articles contain some key points for aiding in adherence to your newly composed plan. Application The fact of the matter is, if you're still reading, it's likely you want something more out of the life you're living, and you deserve it. The first few steps are listed below to provide you with a direction on where to start. This is what I like to call the groundwork. Step 1.) Clearly define what you want. Step 2.) Clearly define what stands in your path. Step 3.) Clearly define what needs to change in your life in order to overcome any devious obstacles. These three points are extraordinarily critical to first start your journey. They are the base line of your success, and should be carefully analyzed. They are also equally as important to reference back on when you're in times of immense self-doubt, or challenge. Longevity, & intent You have to believe you're going to accomplish what you're out to get, you just have to. Tell yourself "I will make this happen." Envision what your success will look like for a few moments, and move on. Don't harp on these ideas of imaginary success for too long. The mind plays tricks, and over-absorbing the sensation of accomplishing a goal will also desensitize your mind to it. This could potentially lead you to lose traction in your pursuit to success. This is especially true if you're already enveloped in a comfortable lifestyle and have that to fall back into as fail-safe plan. You need to break barriers, period. Use these tips to lay your groundwork, and start making small changes within yourself. You can do this. It won't be easy, it may even feel impossible. Just remember it all starts within yourself.