The Only Resolution That Counts For My 2015 and Beyond

So after a lot of reflection in private, I decided on a few things:

1. I would quietly start sharing my reflections again, because some people might actually learn something from it, and that makes me happy

2. The only resolve I have for my ongoing self-imposed struggles and limiting beliefs is that to make some serious change, I have to become obsessed with being consistent.

That’s it really. After 1 year of introspection and limited social activities, 2014 was a fucked up time where foundations were shaken for a lot of people’s lives; those who I’ve spoken to have sighed over the shitty year that was, and the hope that 2015 will bring better times.

But the danger in looking ahead too often is that it breeds anxiety of the future and doubt from past experiences. The only thing we need to focus on is what’s happening now. Because that’s the only thing we can control. There’s no point in surmising over what we cannot do anything about anymore, or yet.

Now the first point above with the sharing of reflections through this blog stems from point 2. The ‘Consistency Principle of Persuasion‘ by Professor Robert Cialdini of Arizona State University, “states that people live up to what they have publicly said they will do and what they have written down. So Cialdini encourages us to have others write down their commitments as a route to having others live up to their promises.”

If we are consistent with our vision, our core values and beliefs, our goals, then take action on a regular basis i.e. form a habit, then we can basically get up each day and know what we’re doing with our lives.

So what habits am I going to form or keep?

1. Exercise & Stretch

My goal is to get 10 x muscle ups, 10 x handstand push ups and 10x pistol squats

2. Meditation

My goal is to remove anxiety and reduce unnecessary stress from my life. Some stress is good.

3. Writing

I write for me daily, but I’ll write for others more than I have been. I love story telling and inspiring others through my writing.

4. Singing & Dancing

Another form of therapy. Just need to find the best way to share this therapy with others on a bigger scale.

 

It’s really simple when you think about it. Do it, or don’t.

And like in Will Smith’s inspiring story, just lay one brick at a time, as perfectly as you can.

3 Comments

  1. Scott Fisher

    13 January 2015 at 8:03 pm

    heaps good 🙂

    I’m in the same boat. Down in Tasmania, feeling isolated from a lot of what I strive to achieve. I want to learn more and more and in order for that to happen for me I have to make the move 🙂 new starts, dedication to work / trade, dedication to training and learning. . Consistency 😉

    do like the “Writing / Story telling + Dancing” part. . in a cool way Dancing is also the story telling 😛 most likely have, but have you watched ” The LXD ” on youtube ?

    1. Trina

      14 June 2015 at 12:24 am

      Hi Scott,

      Sorry for the delayed reply, I just saw your comment now.
      You have a great opportunity to be a pioneer in Tassie if you really believe in what you do.

      I have seen the LXD and while I appreciate the art and storytelling, it became a bit predictable for me and I just couldn’t get into it after the first few episodes. I guess it wasn’t meant for me at that time when I watched it.

      Thanks for dropping by.
      Katrina

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