It’s a new year once again; and everyone is doing their best to start the year strong.
But what if you don’t have to? What if how you start is not so important?
Just in case you didn’t know, let me be the one to tell you:
It’s not important how you start.
So don’t worry about that.
The most important thing is that you actually get started, and then stay consistent throughout the course of the year.
That, my friend, is the most difficult part.
- How do you keep going when you hit a roadblock and motivation is low?
- How do you stay consistent when you’re not yet seeing the results you expected?
- How do you stay consistent when you’re tired?
This is why new year resolutions hardly ever work.
People write all these amazing goals and lofty dreams of everything they intend to achieve in the new year.
But only a handful of people go ahead to create systems that will help them achieve those goals.
We have all agreed by now that willpower is not enough.
To last the journey, you must have something greater than willpower; something that is not dependent on you alone.
That’s where systems come in — to help you build consistency in the face of adversity.
One of the most important systems you can create to help you stay consistent is an Accountability System.
If you have someone or a group of people you’re accountable to, you’re way more likely to follow through on the actions required to achieve those goals you’ve set for yourself.
And so I challenge you today: Get some accountability.
Commit to someone who can support you along the journey.
Create an environment for yourself that’ll make it almost impossible to not succeed.
If you do, you’ll find that you really don’t need to start the year strong — you simply need to start and stay consistent.