New Year’s resolutions are a total waste of time (for most people)

Why are New Year’s Resolutions a waste of time? Because they are not backed by the right mental preparation and conditioning.

I know that’s a bold statement, but let me ask you, how many years have you been making resolutions, only to find that within two or three weeks (any day now) you’ve given up?

The fact is, relying upon will power, resolve and persistence is absolutely the worst way to achieve your new goals. These things are controlled by your conscious mind, which is responsible for only about 2-4 percent of your day-to-day actions and perceptions.

It’s not your fault!

When I say that it’s not your fault, here’s what I mean: Due to your habits, you’ve become conditioned to stay in the same physical condition, salary or in the same mediocre relationship. An internal financial or physical “set point” is conditioned deep in your subconscious brain so that you don’t have to think about the day-to-day activities you need to do to maintain it.

Does this make sense to you?

Think about lottery winners: Why is it that within two or three years, almost all of them lose all their money? It’s because they are conditioned to be without money. Their do not change their subconscious set point of how much money they should have, therefore they revert to that point – it’s like an anchor on a boat!

Believe it or not, once any image, habit or belief is ingrained in your subconscious brain, you automatically seek out situations and behave in ways that resonate with that “internal image.” Now, if you currently don’t like the results you are witnessing with your physique, job, income or relationships, then guess what … you must break the old patterns and old conditioning that’s causing them!

How is this possible? Well, NASA has proven that breaking subconscious patterns takes 30-60 days of brain retraining.

You see, if you do not “re-train” your subconscious brain at the same time you make the decision to improve your health or financial situation, for example, you will within very short order return to your old weight and wealth patterns – and that’s why, despite the best intentions, the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions are not kept.

Simply put, there is a “cybernetic trigger” in your brain. It detects any change from your current situation, no matter what is, and it overrides your will power and forces you to behave in accordance with your old habits. Hence, the same results repeat themselves, because of the same thought patterns and behavioral patterns. It works exactly like the thermostat in your home that automatically picks up any change in room temperature and then makes corrections to return things to “normal.”

In essence, this automatic “trigger” causes you to rationalize why you’re not sticking with your diet or new financial plan, and basically forces you to revert to your old habits and patterns.

Think about this: When you break the word “rationalize” in two, you get “rational-lies.” The internal self-talk you catch yourself doing is automatic, and a result of the system doing its job to keep you at your “comfort zone,” even though it’s not what you want!

What does all this mean to you? Your income, your body and your relationships are only expressions of the internal self-image you have at a deep-rooted level… If you want to see permanent changes on the outside, you must retrain the mental image on the inside first.

So it adds up to this: If you truly want to make permanent changes in your life, it takes about 15 minutes a day of mental retraining for 30-60 days. The more you do this, the faster you’ll see results. The good news is that you can’t get a brain hernia if you overdo it.

The bottom line is this: When you are interested in your success, you’ll do what’s convenient. On the other hand, when you are committed to your success, you’ll do whatever it takes.

If you are serious about living the life you want and deserve, check out my FREE guide below and I’ll show you the most advanced system for permanent financial and life success.

 

John

Positive Self-Talk for Effective New Year’s Resolutions

Hi Friends,

At the start of a brand-new year, we rigorously start setting fresh goals and forming New Year’s resolutions. Do you find yourself reflecting on last year’s resolutions and feeling disappointed that you did not see them through? One of the primary reasons for not achieving goals is negative self-talk.

Self-talk is internal conversation with yourself, like your own personal chatter. In order to be open to beneficial opportunities, and have a positive outlook on life, yourself, and others, you must avoid using negative self-talk.

Here are some examples of self-talk:

Negative Self-Talk

  • I can’t do this
  • I’m not good enough
  • I am too ______ (short, slow, untrained) to ever complete this goal

Positive Self-Talk

  • I am able to do or learn this
  • I am good enough
  • I will figure out how to compensate for ______ to achieve this goal

Make a conscious effort to monitor the way you process information. If you are constantly dwelling on past issues and using negative words to describe yourself, or your goals, you must make a habit of retraining your brain. Self-talk actually sends messages to your subconscious brain to form habits that coincide with what you are thinking.

If you continue to use the same negative self-talk, your subconscious will keep your habits aligned with the familiarity of past (and possibly bad) habits. On the flip side, using positive self-talk aids in reprogramming your brain to start forming goal-oriented habits. You will be on your way to realizing those New Year’s goals before you know it!

Need more guidance on how to achieve positive self-talk? Check out my FREE guide below.