This blog title probably goes against all that you would expect to see on a site about success. Let me explain.
We all go through it. The high of the promise of a new year. We begin telling ourselves, "It's time to turn over a new leaf", "Everything's going to be better this year", and "I'm definitely going to make some changes". It sounds so easy on January 1st.
We're almost two weeks into the New Year. So, this is about the time when you figure out if their New Year's resolutions are going to stick. There is a theory that you have to do something for 21 days straight to make it a habit. Today, we're a little over the halfway point.
This might be the time when you run into a challenge that makes you almost slip back into your old ways. In the last blog posting, I suggested that you Let Your Spirit Take a Spin in 2010. I was referring to letting your Spirit drive in your professional life. If you took me up on that suggestion, now is about the time when you realize something interesting about yourself and all humans: it's just easier to let your Personality drive.
When your Personality is driving, you don't have to worry about looking at the bigger picture of a situation. You can let your feelings out in whatever way you want. You also can make decisions without needing to reflect on them. Sounds a lot easier, doesn't it?
Well, it is for the short term. You'll find that if you continue to let your Personality drive, you won't get the success results that you're expecting. You'll struggle to get where you want to go.
Letting your Spirit drive isn't actually hard, it just takes more of a conscious effort. Eventually, with practice, it will seem effortless.
Here's to going beyond New Year's resolutions and letting your Spirit drive year-round!