So how to motivate yourself in 2020? If you’ve come here, you may be feeling lost. 2019 didn’t go for you as well as you planned, so you’re hoping to launch the 2020 decade off with a fresh, a more productive start. I get that.
To be completely honest with you, 2019 wasn’t a great year for me either. In fact, it was a totally messy year that cost me a lot of nerves and weeks of procrastination, in a row sometimes. But it’s ok, it happens, it’s life.
So the question is then, what to do and how to motivate yourself in 2020 so that it wouldn’t be like 2019?
First of all, I’d like to point out that I am totally against New Year’s resolutions in any shape or form. Why? Because they never work! Me, including everyone that I know, have tried them so many times and not once they were a success.
If you are used to being a lazy slob, for example, then why should a new year change that? If you haven’t been able to stick to a proper diet your entire life, so why should a new year number (2020) change that?
And you know what, not only New Year’s resolutions never work, they are DANGEROUS!
Let’s take a fictional character as an example – a chronic procrastinator.
The person procrastinates with school, taking out the trash, calling a friend back, paying rent – everything. Now the guy decides that he will create a New Year’s resolution. He quickly jots down on a piece of paper.. “I will not procrastinate in 2020. (lol)”
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
Then 2020 finally comes along. He manages to be active on the very first day, but then, because he already has formed a HABIT to procrastinate over such a long period of his life, he starts doing what he is best at – he procrastinates.
Now that he has procrastinated once, he tells himself, “oh darn, I messed up, no reason to bother with the resolution anymore, it won’t work, I am back to square one.”
In other words, in case you didn’t get it, our fictional character got disappointed in how ineffective the resolution was and immediately gave up.
Things like that happen all the time with New Year’s resolutions, which is why it is so important to not focus on them. Leave them behind, forget them.
Instead, if you really want to understand how to motivate yourself in 2020, try doing the following things:
1. Give yourself the WHY
Wondering how to motivate yourself in 2020? You do it just like you would do…