Why do you keep failing at your New Year’s resolutions?
January has arrived and many of you have decided to make changes for the New Year by challenging yourself with a New Year’s resolution.
This day is chosen to be the day that you intend to change something that you have been doing for at least a year: that’s 365 days or 8,765.81277 hours.
I implore you to ask yourself: why put such great pressure upon yourself to make this significant of a change in a single day when you have been doing the same thing for so long? You see, many people will be able to keep up with this challenge for about 3 months with very little difficulty. However, by the month of May, most will have suffered enough complacency to have forgotten what they had set out to accomplish in the first place.
The one factor that makes change easier is being able to transform your goals into a form of action that will be progressive throughout the entire year. When your mind is engaging in something that is a challenge, it can do so with confidence and grace; as long as it is not subjected to too much pressure and as long as there are no negative feelings about what it is accomplishing. Keep your achievements fun. Do you remember being a little boy or girl and cutting pictures out of magazines to create a collage of the things you wanted? Imagine being able to effectively use that tool now as an adult.
It is a wise idea to make January your stepping off month, but in order to allow your path to successfully continue throughout the year, you want to make changes that will last a lifetime. Don’t put off what you can do today until tomorrow; you will never get what you want by putting it off. Your unconscious mind desires to accomplish the goals that feel positive and fulfilling, not the ones that feel like hard work or torture. The best way to reach a goal is to have a detailed road map. Our Visionary Journey road map starts out with small details, but as you move forward along your journey you will reach your end results: the big picture, the carrot, the golden nugget. You see, it is important for you to know exactly what you want for your outcome as well as knowing which steps to take to get there. Starting out with a true goal and a plan is one of the most important keys to your success. Remember, if your mind can imagine it your life can conceive it.
In our Visionary Journey programs, we are able to create a clear road map with pictures. Then we employ hypnosis techniques in order to relax the mind and coax it into a meditative whole-mind state. This allows for elaborate visualization and creative juices to flow. In addition to using images and hypnosis, we add a technique called Neuro Linguistic Programming. This process enables your conscious and unconscious mind to feel sensations and emotions that will actually influence your nervous system. (Remember, the mind enjoys performing tasks that feel good.)
We make the suggestions as direct as possible to allow the mind to reach a full state of wholeness and can reach the goals being presented to it. Clients in the past have taken our Visionary Journey programs and found that they left feeling not only invigorated, but confident that they would reach their goals for the year. Many clients have reached full success with our program as you can see by the video attached to this blog.
If you have not had the opportunity to take one of our Visionary Journey programs, now is the time to sign up and unleash the powerful You that knows it is time for lasting positive change.
I wish you the best and may all of your dreams come true. Remember to keep Creating Your Life by Your Design.
Michael Almaraz CHT, NLP, RP