It’s January. What that means for a TON of people is that their new year resolution has started.
It’s an exciting time with tons of visions, tons of motivation and tons of goals!
The next exciting time will be when you fail!
I say that failing is exciting because it really can be if you’ve set yourself up for success and planned for that failure. Most people fear the point of failure but guess what – it’s going to happen.
You are going to fail.
I guarantee it and it’s okay.
The point here is to help you realize it will happen and in fact it should! Instead of setting yourself up problems and struggle with failure by avoiding or denying that it will happen, don’t deny it, know it will and plan for it.
How many times have you started something and been perfect at it from the start? Ya, probably not many.
Also, how many times have you really grown or learned from something that was easy the whole time and didn’t push your limits? Ya, probably not many.
When I work with my clients, I always have a plan for when they fail.
It’s never been a matter of if they will fail, it’s when.
I’m constantly pushing them and challenging what they can handle. I’m actually trying to find that point where they’ll fail. From there, we re-work the plan, pick them back up and carry on our merry way.
So this year, if you’re working on a new year resolution, do yourself a favour and plan for your failure. As the old saying goes: “it’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up”.
If you truly want to make this a new YEAR resolution and not just a new JANUARY resolution, plan to pick yourself up. A lot.