How to never break a promise to yourself again
Wow, I can’t believe it’s December 2nd!
The month of December is a very busy month for many of us.
Lots of meetings to meet at, parties to party at, gifts to give, people to see, meals to share, work to get done, dinners to dine, things to take care of and the list goes on.
You know how in the movies the volume gets louder and louder as the actor is thinking through her list of what needs to get done faster and faster, until finally, the persons head explodes because they’re so overwhelmed?
Well, it seems as though many of us feel like that because we just have so many things to do.
And we’ll wind up doing a majority, if not all, of the things we commit to do. Why? Well, because we’re very good at keeping our promises to other people.
But when it comes to ourselves? Forget about it.
We all have great hopes for the day. For the week. And for the coming month. We start each day with promises that we intend on following through with.
Yet, statistically many of us aren’t going to.
So what can we do?
Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz in their book, The Power of Full Engagement, describe a study in which a group of women agreed to do a breast self-exam for a period of 30 days.
100% (yes, 100%!) who said when and where they were going to do it completed the 30 day exam. Only 53% of the others did.
In another study, drug addicts in withdrawal (can you find a more stressed out population? I also think many of us are food addicts so we can relate) agreed to write an essay before 5PM on a certain day.
80% of those who said when and where they’d write the essay completed it! In this case, NONE of the others did.
That’s pretty amazing.
If we want to get something done, decide when and where we’re going to do it. Otherwise, don’t expect to do it.
Tip: On your Daily Feedback tell us what time you intend on exercising and where. In fact, for any task that makes the outcome list write when and where.
Let’s go! (Right now, wherever you are)
Before we know it, January will be here!
If you’re thinking about making 2011 the year of getting the body you want – make sure you have some sort of systems and methods to maintain ongoing accountability. Because without it, it’s extremely hard to stay consistent. And we all know consistency is the key to our success!
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