It’s the morning of January 1, 2016. Officially the new year.
I log onto Facebook, like millions of people around the world, to see how my family and friends celebrated the new year.
I instantly encounter a sea of New Year’s resolutions, which isn’t surprising. Many of them focused on self-improvement in some capacity
As I was scrolling through my feed, I started to think about why some people (including myself in the past) don’t follow through with their resolutions.
I began to reflect upon what I’ve done over the years to keep myself focused. It was a learning process, but ultimately it boils down to this: being obsessed.
Here’s what I mean.
Obsess over your improvement
Have you ever gone to the gym in January and couldn’t get on a machine because it was packed? What happens about midway through the year? It’s completely empty — you barely hear the clanking sound of weights.
This happens every single year like clockwork. Why? Because the goal these people set for themselves wasn’t an obsession. Once the newness of the New Year fizzled away, so did they.
For meaningful self-improvement to happen, you have to be absolutely obsessed with what you’re trying to improve. You have to put in the work and show up every day rain or shine.
Read that again.
In 2016 and beyond, make investing in yourself a relentless obsession built on a foundation of consistency.
Be the best version of you, you can be.