“The difference between MUST and SHOULD is the life you want and the life you have.” —— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Tony Robbins

Stats haven’t changed, still, only 8 percent of people actually kept their last New Year’s resolutions, according to one commonly cited statistic. Now I don’t know about you but if resolutions ain’t working for you it’s time to try something new. Something that you haven’t tried before so you can get new results. I mean, after all, you already know the outcome of your last New Year’s resolutions, right?

Now look it, there’s a 92% fail rate, which brings me to ask why would you keep doing the same thing year after year clearly knowing your outcome?

Ignorance, that’s why. (Peace guys, the truth will set you free) You simply don’t know a better way, a different way, a way that will get the results you’re seeking. The only “failure” you’re experiencing is the awareness and knowledge of how to create it, so you keep doing that same old thing year after year that doesn’t work, hoping that it will work this time.

Does that even make sense? Think for a second.

Would you listen or hire anyone who has an 8 percent success rate in their business?

Imagine going to be treated by a Doctor who tells you that only 8% of their patients survive. Boarding on a flight with a Captain that has only 8% success rate of landing safely. Hiring a Lawyer that has your life in his hands with an 8% success rate of winning client’s cases. Book a Hotel where only 8% of the guest are satisfied. Hire a life or business Coach that has an 8% client success rate. You get the picture.

H-e-l-l- N-O, right?

Now I know you all have dreams and goals you want to achieve, and just because it hasn’t happened for you yet, doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.

If you wish to change your results, you must change your previous thoughts that don’t serve you, immediately. Consider this resolution this year: Try this new strategy to and give your Goals and Dreams another shot.

1. THINK it’s December 2018.

“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.” — -Bob Proctor

It is imperative that you begin this new way of thinking at this very moment, because as you do, you will become who you were created to be in a relatively short period of time. Ready to begin?

Think and decide NOW what it is you desire to achieve, so you can Become it.

I want you to Imagine that the year 2018 is over.

Write down today all you’ve already achieved by December 2018.

Example: My on-line Business is booming, I increased my income by 50%, I’ve found the partner/relationship of my dreams, I moved to Europe, I attended 6 self-development seminars, I became a TED-X speaker and so on…..

P.S. The key to achieving success faster, is to work it backward.. Know the results you’re seeking first, then figure out how to get there.

2. Picture your future.

“Self-image is an opinion — yours — and you can change it anytime you choose.— — Bob Proctor

Don’t let the physical appearance of things control your thinking. It matters not where you’re at in your life right now, what matters is who you decide to become from this day forward as you hold the power to you to create a more magnificent future.

Know this, we think in Pictures.

People first choose their thoughts, then build the picture of what they imagine in their mind. The picture you hold of yourself (happy, healthy, wealthy, poor, depressed, etc..) is the one that will be reflected back to you in your life.

If you don’t like some things in your life, like your weight, your bank account, or your relationships, you have the power to change it by replacing your old self-image and creating a new one. One that is in harmony and a reflection of who you want to become. It’s really that simple.

Now that you know what you want to achieve, Snap a photograph of yourself according to your new vision.

P.S. Your picture must match perfectly what you want to achieve, exactly like playing that memory match game. For example, If you’re seeking more wealth, you’re picture must reflect a “wealthy” version of you. If you’re seeking more love, your picture must reflect an “in love” version of you. If you’re seeking to get healthy, your picture must reflect a “healthy” version of you.

3. PAY attention a.k.a FOCUS

The powers of your imagination, your intuition and creative self is limitless. Shift your focus from your fears to your dreams and believe in you.” — — — — —  — Bob Proctor

Whatever you focus on expands, so shift your focus to your picture of your future. Seeing is believing. Now that you can see it, you emotionally connect with who you’re becoming, you believe it’s possible for you and you can now take a direct path towards achieving it. You must hold that picture in front of you at all times to remind you of your new point of focus, your new target, your new measurable destination.

4. Get Sticky with it.

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” — — —— — — — Tony Robbins

As you begin to live your dream, you will encounter resistance with your mind and outsiders. It’s completely normal and to be expected as you are moving in the opposite direction to that which you have been conditioned to follow.

Your mind will rationalize with you every reason possible to play small and stay safe in your old self-image. The moment you decide to listen and buy into those reasons is the moment you got defeated by your mind, you will revert back to your old self-image and begin again to live your life as a could have been.

Never ever give up or give in to worry, anxiety and fear regardless of all the difficulties you will face, Promise? Make up your mind and get sticky with your vision of who you’re becoming. The rewards will be phenomenal and well worth your journey.

P.S. Know that many successful people throughout history from Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, The Wright Brothers, to Oprah Winfrey, Bob Proctor, Jim Carrey, Tony Robbins, Muhammed Ali have all successfully walked this path before you and are the example of the outcome you can expect if you Hold ON to your Vision.

5. Witness it.

By holding on to your Picture of what you desire to create i.e. more health, wealth, love, joy, etc… you will ultimately be able to witness your Vision manifest itself into reality, track your own transformation and produce lasting results.

As the world’s Leading VISION portrait photographer, I can tell you first hand that you can become the creator of your life in 2018 and beyond. Through this same process, I’ve transformed my life and the life of many others for the highest good, in a relatively short period of time. It really is only a matter of understanding and applying what you just read as your objective.

NOW, Don’t just tippy toe your way to 2019, ok? Give your dreams a shot to touch someone’s heart, to light up that spark, to leave your mark in this world by your unique contribution and inspire others to do the same. Remember not to take your gifts for granted, as you are the chosen one to serve the potential that only you have been given.

Are you willing to create it?

See you at the Top.

Originally published at medium.com