Who likes to make a New Year’s Resolution? No one. When we talk about a New Year’s Resolution, we usually do so with a negative tone, and most people can talk about how they have not kept their New Year’s Resolution from last year (and the year before ad infinitum). So what’s better than a New Year’s Resolution? Something much better. I’ve been doing it for a couple of decades, and it has revolutionized my life. I think you’ll like it.
A single New Year’s Resolution is almost guaranteed to be a disappointing failure. “I’m going to lose 20 pounds in six months.” Right. Most of us actually forget about our resolution very quickly, and we don’t like to be reminded of failure. So why go there? Who needs disappointment?
Here’s what I do that flips that disappointment from one big failure for the year into many small victories that brings me satisfaction throughout the year again and again. I make the equivalent of many small resolutions all year long, and these are goals I can and do reach. When I reach them I experience a deep sense of fulfillment and the success multiples. Once success leads to another, which leads to more success.
New Year’s Resolution in Business
For example, in my real estate business, I ask the question many times throughout every year, “How can I improve what I do for clients?,” and “What do buyers want and need, and exactly how can I give that to them?”, or “What is my weakest link in customer service, and how can I make it substantially better?”
The answers you get in life are only as good as the questions you ask. Start asking challenging questions that force you to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. You will be amazed at how the conscious, and especially the subconscious, will go to work to find answers to your questions. Your mind will work night and day, even while you are sleeping, to find ways to accomplish what you really want to do, and it all starts with questions you ask yourself.
But ask the questions throughout the year, not just for a New Year’s Resolution. My real estate business is constantly improving for the sake of my clients, and it is in those personal resolutions to accomplish much more, to serve my clients better, and to become a better person that really motivates and excites me. My future is very bright, but not because of a single New Year’s Resolution. It is bright because of my New Year’s Resolution multiplied throughout the year. And as you can tell, my resolutions involve serving others better, and that brings a lot more satisfaction in life–serving others.
So what’s your New Year’s Resolution?
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