Fed Up With Making New Year Resolutions?

I came across this quote last year, “if it’s important you’ll find a way, if it’s not you’ll find an excuse” and I can’t believe how motivated I have been since.

Every time I find myself making an excuse for “not doing it” or “I’ll get around to doing it” I would stop and ask myself ‘how important is it for me to do it?’

Another question I would ask, if I think it’s important… “will this have a high impact or low impact for me and my business?”

Of course if it was high impact then I would find it on my “I’d like to do” list.

If I found that it was a low impact but I kinda liked it, then I’d still write it down in my brand journal under the ‘meh-list’ and park it for another day.

If it’s important you will find a way to do it. Otherwise, if it has no significance then stay clear of it. Simple.


Ask yourself some of these important questions:

What sort of “return on investment/energy” will it provide?

Do I really need to be doing this task, or can I give it to someone else to do?


I don’t set any new year resolutions any more, because I know they are set up to peter out or forgotten and not achieved after awhile.

So now what I do instead is make a promise to myself one task at a time.

And I only make one ‘themed’ promise by month.

This way it’s achievable.

Have you heard the term SMART goals? If not, here’s what it means:

Smart goals are 

  • Specific and to the point

  • Achievable not far fetched and you're able to achieve them

  • they are Measurable in other words you can test to see what has worked and what hasn’t,

  • they are Realistic again these are not far fetched and hard to achieve

  • Lastly are they Timely - meaning to put an end date to your goal. Write down a time or a date as to when you want to finish it - in a week, a month or 90 days?

And each SMART goal must have a great ROE “Return on energy”

When the end of the month rolls around, and I know I’ve achieved it, I make another ‘themed’ promise and so on, throughout the year.

Towards the end of last year I found I could easily make 90 day ‘commitments’ and follow through on them.

If you’re finding you want to make a few big commitment for 2019 for your business, sign up to The Bloom Collective’s Membership - the mini-power workshop


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is all about diving into planning, goal setting and filling your calendar [with only with the important things], so you can live a life of being proactive and not reactive.

Hope to you in there.

Kellie xo