Did you make a bunch of New Year Resolutions? How did last years bunch turn out for you? If you’re like most people you probably failed miserably to stick to them, but that’s OK, because making resolutions only sets you up to fail. You’re only ‘resolving’ to do something so is it any wonder that you find it hard to stick the distance?
I know I do, and that’s exactly why I don’t make resolutions. It’s why I think New Years Resolutions suck. Instead of ‘resolving’ each year, I just ask myself these 3 simple questions:
- What worked well?
- What didn’t work out so well?
- What can I do better?
Now, the first questions important, because we need to celebrate success. Recognise it. It’s a great feeling when something in your life has gone to plan and turned out well.
The second question is important too because we need to acknowledge the mistakes and screw-ups of the past 12 months. That’s because we all screw up. We all make mistakes. We all do things the wrong way sometimes and make what should be easy, difficult. I know I have.
Now, instead of focusing on the bad, reflect on what can be improved.
The third question ‘What can I do even better?’ is the most important of all.
The answer to this is what I take into the next 12 months. Not a list of ‘resolutions’ that are destined to fail. Rather, a determination to do things better. To learn from my mistakes and to set some goals for the year ahead.
So what are your goals for 2015? If you want to write a book and actually see it published, now is the very best time to start.
That’s one of my goals this year and I’m already planning for it. I’m even going to go right out and give you the release date. 21st June 2015. (no going back now!)
Because that’s the one thing you must do. If you’re going to write and publish an eBook you’ve got to pick a shipping date, lock it in stone then work backwards from there to make sure you DO ship on that date. Believe me, that’s half the struggle.
So start planning for your year of success. Grab a free copy of our Ultimate eBook Cheat Sheet. It gives you 15 step by step shortcuts that will help you easily plan, produce and publish your book. Just click the big red button to download it.