Why setting New Year's resolutions is a clear path to failure
Hi, my name is Nicolas Lum and I am a High Ticket Closer from Dan Lok's Closing Team led by Joel Goh a.k.a Rich Asian™. In this article, I will explain why setting New Year's resolutions will not get you closer to your goals and what to do instead.
But why? Isn’t everybody setting New Year’s resolutions?
That’s exactly why. Joining the masses of people in this yearly ritual will lead you nowhere.
Take your mind back to January 2018, what New Year’s resolutions did you set for yourself? Maybe it was to go to the gym, try a new diet, read more books, stop drinking alcohol or all of the above. The first problem with these resolutions is that they are incredibly vague.
The result of this ambiguity is that there is nothing firm to hold you accountable for your resolutions, except your pride and ego towards family, friends and colleagues.
That’s where the second problem comes in. How many people do you know actually fulfill their New Year’s resolutions? As soon as the third week of January comes in, odds are our jobs, family and life have taken priority and our shiny new resolutions are forgotten.
A classic example is the upsurge of people in the gym in January. As soon as February comes, we are back to the normal occupancy.
What to do instead
Instead of setting New Year’s resolutions, set clear actionable goals that you can work on every single day.
Think of one big goal that when you achieve, will help you move towards all of your other smaller goals. For most people, this big goal is a financial one. Possibly increasing your income to six figures. Or for some, maybe it’s to lose 20 lbs in weight.
Let’s suppose getting to a six figure income is your yearly goal. Now, let's break it down to monthly goals, weekly goals and daily goals:
Yearly income goal: $100,000
Monthly income goal: $8333.33
Weekly income goal: $2083.33
Daily income goal: $416.67
Doing this will give you immense clarity on what you have to do every single day to achieve your yearly goal. Also, you don’t have to wait until November to find out that you won’t achieve it.
What else can I do to achieve my goals?
Now that you’ve set your goals and figured out what you have to do everyday to achieve it, it’s time to start implementing and take massive action to get it done!
But you might be sitting there thinking that that is too much of a task to handle. Especially to work on it every single day? How can I keep myself motivated and focused to do this?
Those were some of the questions going through my head when I worked out my daily income goal. Here are some tools that I use to keep myself on track to achieve my goal.
Daily goal writing
Once I learned this technique from my mentor Dan Lok and started writing my goals everyday, I am so much more productive, have more motivation and energy to get things done everyday.
I found the improvement quite staggering and I almost couldn’t believe that I changed from a person who plays hours of video games everyday to now spending around 10 hours a day on productive activities such as closing calls, roleplays, income producing activities and education.
The things I write on a piece of paper everyday (with examples) are:
What you want to achieve (earn $100,000)
When you want to achieve it (by 31 December 2019)
What is the first step you will take (close 20 sales in 1 month)
What you will do when you achieve the goal (go on a trip to Japan)
How will you feel when you achieve this goal (strong, confident and fearless)
This will shift your subconscious mind to focus on this goal everyday. Now your mind will automatically come up with solutions and ideas on the best ways to achieve your goal or how to deal with major setbacks.
I hope that you will spare a few minutes everyday to write your goal. You will thank yourself when you have reached that goal, and remember, you are closer than you think.
If you have any questions about High Ticket Closing or you want to discuss this further, send me an email at email@example.com.
Until next time, always be closing.