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3 Secrets that’ll Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution

Businesswomans hands showing thumbs up against blue background with vignetteIts finally that time of the year were we can finally say goodbye to 365 days full of happiness and sorrow, successes and failures, new relationships and breakups, and all those interesting things that makes life so freaking interesting.

No wonder most people consider the New Year as chance to erase the past and start over with a clean sheet, or so they say.

So forget about whatever happened last year and focus on what you can do to make this new year completely different (in a positive way) than the past. Let me help you not only know what you want (anybody can do that), but also teach you the secrets that will let you to reprogram your life for positive and permanent results.

Let me remind you that there’s no book, article, program, seminar, or guru who can transform your life if you don’t: 1- Take responsibility for your results. 2- Change your attitude from negative to positive. 3- Take action and apply the information learned.

So here are my 3 Secrets that’ll certainly help you achieve your New Year’s resolution.

Secret #1: Your Resolution must be clear and specific

Imagine that you get in a taxi, and when the driver asks you, “So, where do you wanna go?” you go and answer, “Me? Just take me anywhere.” Really…., what do you think will happen? Besides giving the poor taxi driver mental diarrhea you also run the risk of ending up either in the same place or some other place where you don’t want to be.

In other words, the same way that the taxi person needs clear and specific instructions in order to take you where you want to go, your powerful mind also needs for you to tell it exactly what it is that you want. And if you don’t do these you run the risk of repeating the same lame results that always leave you feeling disappointed and frustrated.

Still don’t believe me? Just look around at all those people who start the year saying, “This year I will lose some weight” or “I will make more money.” Then they get confused and angry when they lose only 3 ounces and make an extra 15 cents. Ignore this superficial strategy and go BIG by deciding exactly what it is that you will achieve next year.

Secret #2: Visualize the Result

Look, it really doesn’t matter how hard you work at what you want, because if you can’t see yourself already achieving it, it will always seem like a struggle to reach the goal.

Every famous artist, sports star, and other successful people from all walks of life know that a clear mental vision comes before producing any results. Even Albert Einstein knew that imagination is more important than reason. Why? Because your creative mind has no limit to what it can envision, regardless of external limitations.

So forget about circumstances and visualize yourself with your desired body, changing careers, completing your studies, o just expressing your ideas to others with clarity and confidence. Take at least 15 minutes a day to relax and imagine how it will look like to fulfill your New Year’s resolution, while holding a real sense of faith that this mental picture or movie will eventually become your new reality.

I’m not going to get into details with how your brain can literally readjust itself through the right use of your imagination, so just do like I did and put your visualizing power to the test. Once you start noticing how things seem to flow better when you do it you will understand that success really does start from the inside out.

Secret #3 Follow only those who Know

Did you know that the wheel was already invented? So why not make achieving your goal for next year that much easier by searching for other people who already did what you want to do? Its only when you start taking the right steps when results start to happen. And if their method doesn’t fit you, just try another and another until you find a strategy that’s good for you.

Drill into your mind that in life there are no failures, only results. I also believe that for every big goal there are almost a required number of setbacks and obstacles that you need to face in order to make it. For example, if you wanna lose 25 pounds and 5 inches in 3 months, then you should go out and look for people, diets and programs that do that.

Don’t think about your past failures and see that your dissatisfaction with “what is” is just life’s way of motivating you into something better. Take things at your own step, but never stop working and dreaming about your goal until you make it.

Here’s some additional important information:

1- Write your resolution on a notebook, cellphone, diary, visualization board, o wherever you want to put it. This will help you stay focused the end result.

2- Put an end date to the goal. Understand that a dream without a date is just a fantasy.

3- Don’t tell your New Year’s resolution to anyone. Unless you wanna get infected with other people’s fear and insecurity virus, just keep your desires to yourself. And if you do feel the need to tell someone, talk to a pet, your pillow, or better yet, talk to God. There’s a reason why “Seeking approval from others” isn’t Secret #4.

4- DO NOT GIVE UP!

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Cogratulations! You are now closer to making this next year one of the best you’ve ever had. And although you can’t always be positive (believe me, I’m not) you can always work on being optimistic and courageous against whatever obstacle is stupid enough to get in your way.

And before I forget………… Happy New Years!!!! I love you from here to infinity. J

~Juancho~

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Is Having Patience Really That Important?

Way back at Overwhelmed executivethe end of the 1800’s, a really smart and passionate dude named Thomas Edison decided to perfect the lightbulb in order to illuminate our lives.

And it is said that to achieve this huge goal he literally had to repeat the bulb making process well over 2000 times! Only after all those struggles did he create a fully functional, long lasting incandescent light for commercial use. “That’s some super f***ing patience batman!!!”

Can you imagine this guy working day and night for months without getting a positive result? Thankfully, stopping was never in his mind because he always knew that it would all come together in time.  Did he go through moments of anger and frustration? Probably. The important thing is that he didn’t let his impatience deter him from his main vision.

Sure, you might be saying right now, “But Juancho, you don’t understand; I’ve always been an impatient person.” Don’t worry little grasshopper, thankfully, patience is a skill that you can learn and even master – with a little time and patience, of course. (Got you jaja)

The Importance of Patience

Developing patience is as important to your success as it is to design a goal strategy because it helps you take the necessary time to learn and grow into whatever you want to do. In other words, without patience everyone would quit at the first signs of obstacles or problems.

And another thing, if you try and compare your results with other people it may cause you to get extremely impatient, which tends to translate into very talented people doing some really stupid sh*t that ends up affecting  them. “Don’t do that to yourself!” Understand that you are different to everyone else, so focus on winning your own race at your own pace.

When moving towards something important, big or small, it’s important that do understand that before you reach a destination you will have to take several steps that’ll take you there. For example, if you are looking to become a doctor you should know that it will take several years of study before you have that degree.

Even in metaphysics there is a law called, The Law of Gestation, which explains that everything in life has a growth process and a time for maturity – just like the nine months that it takes to develop a baby.

If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, you can get really good at it in a short time depending on natural talent and your ability to practice, but if you want to become a master at your instrument, it will take you a fair amount of years to get there. People like Mozart and Beethoven had awesome natural talent, but they also became great because they practiced every single day for at least 6-9 hours.

When Steven Spielberg was working on his blockbuster movie, JAWS, he needed to be extremely patient because the robot that controlled the shark broke down every time they would try to shoot a scene (yes, it failed every freaking time!). In the end, his patience helped him develop a better way to shoot the movie by “implying” that there was a shark instead of showing a fake shark suffering from seizures. This made the movie a lot more terrifying by jumping on the idea that people fear what they cannot see. Genius!

Look, my friend, whatever you want to have or do in life, you’ve got to first analyze what it takes to make it. Then you can decide if the practicing, the waiting, the learning, and even the failing are worth the effort. Keep in mind that the main difference between a winner and a loser is that the winner will be always be patient enough to overcome those failures while he or she learns and grows into what they want to become.