NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.
- Jan. 13, 2016
-- Do you set yourself up to fail before you try? It happens this time of year, every year. We set resolutions, yet very few actually see them through. Will this be yet another year that you make and then break your resolutions?
The truth is, if you make a New Year's resolution again this year, you're setting yourself up for failure. It's not because you are a failure, it's simply because you're not addressing the real problem...fear!
You're not factoring the one glaring obstacle that's standing in your way. And until you do something different, you're going to get the same results, year after year. But don't beat yourself up, you're definitely not alone.
Sadly, millions of people struggle with the same, paralyzing uncertainties and fear, and let life take over, not just in the new year, but all year long. The first piece of awareness is that we need to understand that our best thinking can be our greatest enemy. The biggest saboteur in our lives may be the one we view in the mirror. If we have positive inner voices, we won’t have a problem moving one foot in front of the other and walking through our fears. However, many of us have an inner critic; that little voice inside us that won’t go away. This inner critic tells us we aren’t good enough, we can’t do it, we will fail. What results is a paralyzing fear of failing so strong it prevents us from even trying. We sabotage the happiness in our lives and never reach our full potential.