Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? It’s okay if you don’t. In reality, January 1st is just another day out of the year, and it is significant only because of the meaning we give to it. But for a lot of people, the New Year means a lot.
I mentioned in my previous entry that people get a sense of motivation from the idea of a new beginning. Some make resolutions every December to eat better, be kinder to others, give money to charity, or spend more time with loved ones in the new year. Many make resolutions to work out more. If you visit any workout facility during the month of January, you understand the term “resolution rush.” People flock to the treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes with high hopes of becoming healthier and more fit while looking and feeling better.
However, as the month of February begins to draw near, less and less people show up to the gym. By March, things are basically back to normal. Why does this happen? Mostly because people tend to lose motivation when they don’t see instant results.
Michael Scott (well, Wayne Gretzky) has the right idea. Did you take a “shot” at making a change in your habits from last quarter? If so, were you successful, or do you feel like you missed?
Think of this blog post as me checking in on the ideas I gave in my last entry. If you haven’t been getting the results you wanted thus far this quarter, it’s not too late to take another shot! Don’t lose motivation. If all those people rushing to the gym this month stuck to their resolutions for all of 2015, there is no doubt that they would see positive results (albeit not as quickly as they would hope, but results all the same).
The good news is that no one is perfect, and there is no use trying to be. But since we aren’t perfect, there are always ample opportunities to improve ourselves. Seize the opportunity the New Year presents, keep trying to form those healthy habits, and make these next 7 weeks count! I know you can do it.