[New Year’s Resolutions 3] Thinking about them
Continuing my series on New Year's Resolutions... read this and make sure you think about your goal multiple times a day until it becomes second nature.
Change your computer passwords to reflect your goal for 2012.
Most of us ‘log in’ to something every day, so at a conscious level we have to ask ourselves – ‘what is my password?’ So now, whenever you log in, you are literally forcing yourself to remember your goal. Of course, after a while, the process of remembering your password becomes almost automatic. Great. That means the process of remembering your goal also becomes automatic, and unconscious.
I recently told someone about this and she started laughing. “What are you laughing at?” I asked her. “Well, I’ve not had much luck with men over the past couple of years, so my password is AllMenAreEvil.” No wonder.
So, what’s your password going to be? Clearly this needs to be really short and sweet, so how do you articulate your goal in just a few letters? (Even the process of thinking this out helps you get closer to your goal.) I spoke about this in my first book Confidence in a minute, and since then have enjoyed hearing about how people get creative with their passwords. Here are some examples:
Confidence1, NewCar01, MillionDollars2012, GiveMoreToCharity, IGetMarried12.
Come up with whatever password you like that reflects your biggest, most important goal for 2012. Change your password now.
Start to notice how it becomes second nature to think about this goal.
Your focus this week needs to be on actually doing something. Changing your passwords only takes a minute – and when you do it you’re building momentum.
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