Studies indicate that some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions year after year are: get fit, lose weight, find or get a better job, manage debt, manage stress, save money, find a soul mate, and spend more time with family and friends. Do any of these look familiar? Sadly, many surveys conclude that New Year’s resolutions have a failure rate close to 90%.
Why is that? Perhaps they fall into the trap of continuously planning and never taking action. Or maybe they take action but quickly lose motivation and drive. Or possibly, they’re just confused and lost regarding how to reach their goals.
Whatever the reasoning may be, if their goal and action plans were based on their passions and not beliefs, then these statistics would conclude otherwise. They say, “Every new day is another chance to change your life.” Therefore, Conscious Strategies has a created a new method to help you change your life.
Based on the concept of utilizing your passions as the driving force behind all actions, Conscious Strategies has created a 5 step plan to help create you a new mind, body, and soul. A plan where you first identify your passions and then set all your goals around it.
How does it work?
Step 1: Identify your passion – According to Merriam Webster, passion means “a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.” Therefore, the first step to creating a new you is to look within yourself and truly evaluate who you are. What activities, things, ideas excite you? What things are you interested in and enjoy? What are you passionate about? Once this is answered, you can use your passion as the energy force pushing you to accomplish your greatest mind, body, and soul. You can base your goals around your passions and not “what you think” should be your goals.
Step 2: Passion to body – Before you work on any goal, you should work on creating the strength within. You should work on your health and wellness. For instance, if one of your goals is to lose weight, then this is the time to achieve it. However, how do you go about this? Well, the concept of weight loss is pretty simple. To lose weight you need to live a healthy and active lifestyle comprised of a nutritious, low calorie diet and exercise (both cardio and strength training). While simple, many fail due to loss of motivation and drive. For instance, they’ll partake in ridiculous diet and exercise plans, all the while looking for excuses of why they can’t continue. If however, they were partaking in something they enjoyed, the results would be different. This is why identifying your passions is so important. By doing things you enjoy, the higher the probability that you’ll stick to the game plan and reach your goals. For instance, are you an animal lover? If so, instead of hitting the gym…hit the animal shelter or community farm. Volunteer to walk and care for animals. Such activities can meet your cardio and strength training requirements as well as your heart.
Step 3: Passion to wealth – The next key to a new you is to be financially successful. Like it or not, we all need money to survive. But the way we get it and sustain it depends on our happiness. I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is so true. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or part of a corporate team, you need to be doing something you love. Once again, once you find out what you’re passionate about, use this in your benefit to create wealth. Are you passionate about living a healthy lifestyle? Then become a trainer, maybe write a book on the topic, or work for a company that revolves around your passion.
Step 4: Passion to relationship – Whether personal or professional, relationships are required to survive in society. In step 4, you need to focus on improving your communication skills with others. You need to learn how to communicate effectively and strengthen relationships.
Step 5: Mind over matter – They say, “Do it! Move it! Make it happen! No one ever sat their way to success.” Unfortunately many fall into the trap of always planning on how they’ll reach their goals and unfortunately never taking action. In step 5, you must identify what prevents you from taking action. Is it lack of confidence? Confusion? Fear? If your goals were based on your passions, then this wouldn’t be a problem. Your actions will be based on things you enjoy. You’ll have the motivation and drive to succeed.
Achieving success doesn’t have to be hard. You just need the clarity to set it and the motivation and drive to succeed. You need to be honest with yourself and identify what you are passionate about. Once you know, you can use it to base your goals around.
If you have any questions, feel free to let us know so that we can be of further assistance. Contact us @ http://consciousstrategies.com/contact.