Larry Winget is a professional motivational speaker and bestselling author. He’s called the Pitbull of Personal Development” and “World’s Only Irritational Speaker.”
After reading that description one could understand why he has to (or wants top) hit hard in his verbiage. I’m not sure that this is always beneficial. It can be a reality check but it doesn’t always get to the meat and potatoes of the message.
With New Years Eve right around the corner, I decided to take Larry’s Anti-Resolutions and add some of my thoughts to it. The reason being is that just because someone says something doesn’t mean that it makes sense or has value. You must think about it, and then decide if it makes sense.
So with that, let me know what you think of this
Ten ANTI-Resolutions For The New Year
1. Last year is OVER – let it go. No good comes from dwelling on the past.
Dwelling no, but the most successful people will tell you that reflecting is a must. You should learn from last year, not only learning from your mistakes but also what you did that may have led to your success. Also, applaud any growth, be grateful for your accomplishments and redo any goals you may have fallen short on, as long as they’re still goals.
2. Don’t whine about the bad in your life. Whining prolongs the problem and irritates the rest of us.
The only time whining is acceptable is when you’re reaching out for help and you truly WANT that help.
3. Keep your problems to yourself. The tolerant are your enemy, not your friend.
I disagree. Share your problems, seek advice from others can help you to find a solution. In fact, if everyone kept their problems to themselves we wouldn’t have inventions or growth and Larry Winget would be out of work!!
4. Keep your dreams to yourself. Naysayers can destroy your dreams by shaking your confidence.
Sharing your dreams has many benefits. First it may inspire others to action. Secondly it holds you accountable to pursuing those dreams. Beyond that, can you ever really get rid of all of the naysayers? No, the further up you go, the more people will try to bring you down.
5. Never make resolutions- they don’t work. They are task focused, not end-result focused.
Resolutions work if you work at them. The point here is that once you set a goal, you must act on it. It won’t happen by itself. So these two steps are essential to your success
A: “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~Tony Robbins
B: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Johann Wofgang von Goethe
6. Start with the end in mind. Know EXACTLY what you want your life to look like and make a plan.
This is Habit Number 2 (verbatim) of the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and it’s dead on!! Get it, read it, it rocks!
7. Write things down. Problems get smaller when written down, goals become more real.
This is a great idea but on the vague side. You must write down the ultimate goal and plot out all of the steps it will take to achieve that goal. Then take those steps in order.
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.” ~Mark Victor Hansen
8. Expect derailment. You will experience setbacks. Big deal. Get over it and move on.
Can you picture Vince Lombardi saying the following?
‘Expect derailment fellas!’
No, so you should never expect problems. Doing that will only attract problems and deter you. Yes you may encounter obstacles but if you view them as challenges you’ll do much better. Thomas Edison didn’t see setbacks, he saw progress so stay positive. W Clement Stone said the following.
“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
9. Don’t stop – unless you need to stop. Sometimes you discover it was a bad goal, or you need to rest, or you need to start over completely – otherwise, stay focused and keep the momentum going.
I would add that you don’t sacrifice your health, well being, or close relationships, you can always make money but you cannot replace time or people. And it’s always beneficial to recharge.
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”~Ovid
10. Celebrate. Not just at the end, but all along the way.
This is the only one that I agree with 100%!! I celebrate number 10!!
Now get moving on those resolutions!!!
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer