Want to make good on your resolution for 2023? Check your timing.
Most of us (81%) fail to keep up with our resolutions because we fail to evaluate if we are truly ready to commit to them. We may think we’re ready to shed 5 pounds or finally clear out the attic, but are we mentally, emotionally and even physically prepared?
Studies show that the great majority of us are not ready. And this is why we fail.
Timing is Everything
So what do those folks in the 9% know that we don’t? According to research, they have more stimulus control and willpower. It’s not that they don’t slip up along the way to achieving their goals; they do. But they don’t give up because they have set the right goal at the right time.
How do you know when goals and timing are aligned? You’ll feel it. The body knows before the brain does. If there is congruence between the mind and body, a calm body and clear mind follow. Conversely, if mind and body are at odds, you are potentially taking up arms against yourself. We can only be as free to succeed on the outside as we are in harmony on the inside.
Divided we Fall
A divided mind and body sever the connection to curiosity. If we’re not connected to our curiosity, we orient somewhere between threat and curiosity. The more oriented to threat we are, the more we lose presence and miss important information about the resources that are at our disposal and the truths that are right in front of our eyes.
Curiosity, on the other hand, goes a long way to helping us understand the Why behind our resolutions. Why do you want to make the change you’re setting out to make? Why is it necessary to make this change now?
Make 2023 Your Year
Roughly a quarter of us won’t even make it to Jan. 8 before we throw in the towel. But if we ensure that our mind and body are both prepped for success, we’ll be much more likely to make it to Dec. 31, 2023.
Need help setting your resolution for 2023? Let’s talk. Schedule a free Rethinking Resolutions primer session with me here.