For many, the new year means a new beginning… Until February. Studies show 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.
This is discouraging news. Especially for those of us who set New Year’s resolutions.
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You may have set a resolution to:
- Lose 40 pounds by July
- Learn a new craft or skill
- Treat your family members with more respect
- Start a new business
But by the second week of February, you’re feeling discouraged. The progress you thought you would have made by this point hasn’t been realized. You feel like a failure.
Why We Fail At New Year’s Resolutions
We get discouraged when we don’t see progress. We believe we should see extraordinary progress. Reality is you will see incremental progress. Read more...
Everyone wants to live a life worth living. So few people actually feel like they accomplished this goal.
They, instead, live a life of mediocrity. They punch the time clock and go about their daily activities. By the end of the day, they no longer have the energy to make something out of their lives.
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Have you been there? Do you ever feel this way?
I have… Even recently.
We all have these feelings of inferiority or our lives don’t matter. These are mental battles we have to fight on a daily basis. The battles telling us we don’t matter and we’re wasting our lives.
Fight The Battle
You’ve got to pick up your weapons if you want to win the battle of your mind. If you truly want to transform your life. Read more...
My wife and I have recently found a show we really enjoy. It’s called Arrow on the CW.
Arrow follows the story of Oliver Queen after he is rescued from a remote island.
Oliver pretends to return to his previous life as a rich playboy. Except that’s not who he is now.
The island had changed him. It left him with scars. Both physical and mental. And it’s changed his mindset.
His story got me thinking about the issues we face in our daily lives. How we’re often left with mental scars that redirect our lives.
How We Get Mental Scars
We are left with mental scars by many of the situations we face daily.
An abusive boss. An argument we had with our spouse. Words said by an abusive father.
The wounds cut deep and leave us altered. Guarded and scared. Read more...