A quote by Norman Vincent Peale goes, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” But when it comes to your New Year Resolution, should you?
Should you set massive, lofty goals? Are you cutting what you’re truly capable of short by setting so-called “reasonable” or “achievable” goals?
No… to all three questions.
As Tony Robbins likes to say, “People tend to overestimate what can be done in one year and underestimate what can be done in five or ten years.” The point is, each year we set big, lofty goals with the hopes of waking up at the end of the year with this miraculous transformation. But what if we transformed our daily habits instead?
When we do that, sure, we’ll see a transformation within a year… but we’ll be unrecognizable for the better in five or ten years. What we do daily determines where we’ll end up in a year, five years, or more.
See, it’s not the New Year Resolution we set each year that makes the difference. But rather, it’s connecting our minds to who we want to become each day, with each habit. That’s what makes micro goals so powerful! It’s why the “12 at a Time” New Year Resolution method works so well.
To quote Tony Robbins again, “Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.”