How NOT to Fail – Best New Years Resolution Tips

Retrospection is often the word of choice this time of year, as we prepare for a new beginning and analyze and assess our progress to date. We review and judge the things that went right, and those that went horribly awry.
By: Seth David Chernoff - Manual For Living
 
SAN DIEGO - Dec. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- Retrospection is often the word of choice this time of year, as we prepare for a new beginning and analyze and assess our progress to date. We review and judge the things that went right, and those that went horribly awry. We benchmark our success and catalog our failures, and sometimes those of our family, our children, etc. We berate ourselves for abandoned new years resolutions, and anticipate those we will attempt again.

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We compare ourselves to those around us and wonder why we haven’t achieved or obtained more. We look ourselves in the mirror and notice differences, variances...perhaps we are aging, gaining weight, adding a few wrinkles, losing hair in certain places and growing it in others. In between the craziness of the holidays, we analyze and contemplate, conceptualize and prepare for what we believe is the potential for a new beginning.

But first - STOP!
Pause, breathe, freeze frame, halt, break...take a respite. In order to figure out where we are going, we must first get clarity on exactly where we are. For this, I invite you to complete the Life Inventory Worksheet (http://www.manualforliving.com/true-happiness-immersion-l...) (New Year's edition) to take a current snapshot of your life - no charge. Consider it my gift to you, or more accurately YOUR gift to you. You can watch the short explanation video and download it here (http://www.manualforliving.com/true-happiness-immersion-life-inventory-worksheet/http://). (You may want to do that first, and then proceed).

Looking for specific New Years Resolution Tips? You can find my favorite planning guides here:
Your New Years Resolutions Planning Guide
- http://www.sethchernoff.com/spirituality/your-2013-new-years-resolutions-planning-guide/
Five Ways to Succeed With Your New Years Resolutions and Intentions - http://www.sethchernoff.com/enlightenment/five-ways-to-succeed-with-your-new-years-resolutions-and-intentions/

However, there are three things I believe would be of tremendous value to you this season:
Don’t use the outcome of your past as the delimiter for your future. Everything you see around you is the result of who you have been being and the actions you have taken (in the past). Who you are being NOW in this moment, is the basis for your FUTURE. Try not to obsess about what ISN'T working in this moment – but instead focus your energy on WHO you want to be, the ACTIONS you want to take, and the future you desire.
Trust and have faith that everything will work out – it always does in time, but rarely if ever accordingly to plan or on our schedule. Be patient...and keep breathing.
Laugh and have fun. No matter what happens from this point forward, whether your dreams come true or you stumble and fall – try to enjoy the journey. Best-case scenario – you will have a fantastic time AND manifest what you desire...and worst case, you had an amazing time along the way...and you get back up, dust yourself off and try again.

We have nothing to lose by taking risks and living the fullness of who we know ourselves to be. Our only risk is living a life of petty obscurity, in hiding, afraid to be ourselves.  Challenge yourself to BE more, to STEP FORWARD in strength and passion – and I will see you there.

Wishing you a most magnificent transition to the New Year – may your life be the full expression of you truly are.
Many beautiful blessings,
Seth

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Seth David Chernoff is the best-selling and award-winning author of the acclaimed Manual For Living book series with 100,000 sales & downloads. He was given the amazing gift of life after surviving cancer on two separate occasions. Seth helps people find true happiness and fulfillment through his books, seminars, and lectures. Seth’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Mechanics, Business Week, USA Today, and on hundreds of TV and radio interviews nationally and internationally. Access a plethora of free videos at www.SethChernoff.com.

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