With the coming of yet another year, came the announcement of those annual resolutions. Those hoped-for accomplishments that you really really really are going to tackle this year. That is, until you don’t. Rather than list them on this year’s list of failures or resentments, why not give up just talking about them and actually make something happen?
This is actually not as challenging as you may think it is. The missing ingredient to years of incomplete resolutions is simple: You need to share.
The more you share with others, the more others know what you are up to. When others know what you are up to, the more they check in with you about those things. The more people check in with you about those things you are up to, the more likely you are to produce results in those areas.
See, sharing conversations with someone is unlike sharing something tangible with someone. When you share something tangible with someone, you are literally left with less of that very thing. For example, you have a candy bar, you share that candy bar with your friend, and you are now left with less candy bar than you had before. This is not so with sharing conversations. When you share conversations with others, you are actually growing and expanding the power of those conversations! The experience is that you are left with more than when you began. Just share with someone that you love them. Notice how much more you are left with at the end of sharing that conversation with them than before you shared.
The trick to actually accomplishing those pesky resolutions. Share with as many people as possible. Invite them to check in with you. The pain of having to say you have nothing new to share will be much worse than just taking the weekly actions you had already planned to take. Resolved.
*About the Author; Joel Feldman has been a life coach for the past 13 years specializing in creating and implementing breakthrough levels of performance with his clients all over the world. If you would like him to coach you on what you are dealing with, please submit your request for coaching to firstname.lastname@example.org ; please make sure you title your subject line “I NEED COACHING”.