Week 14 – New Years Resolutions vs. Real Change

So, it´s that time of the year again… End of one year and soon the beginning of a new, at least according to our western concept of the calendar.

What is it that makes this time of the year so special in relation to change for so many people in our society?
What  is the real difference between January 1st and, let´s say, November 11th?
Is there even any real difference or just a perceived one?

Anyone in for a resolution this year? What will it be this time?

  • Eat healthy?
  • Loose weight?
  • Quit smoking?
  • Start training?

Lots of possibilities so…..  Will it work out?

Everyone know most New Years Resolutions don´t get realized – we might (and, believe me, I´ve been there and done that in past years…) hang in there for a few weeks or month and then “something” happens….we get of track and never seem to get on it again….until next New Year!

So, how come?

By making a resolution we basically start a war against ourselves, a war against chemical addiction that has been in place for years, maybe even decades! A war we have no chance of winning!

“The conscious and subconscious are but two phases of action in connection with
one mind. The relation of the subconscious to the conscious is quite analogous to
that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere.
Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes an action on the part of the
weather vane, so does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce
within your subconscious mind action in exact proportion to the depth of feeling
characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

So, our New Year Resolution is the equivalent of trying to change the atmosphere by manipulating a weather vane – and that, I´m sure we can agree on, can never work!

Real change has it´s origin in the world within – a thought that´s coupled with feeling creates a certain belief that causes a specific action that produces a result.

“5. This puts us in an entirely new relation to our environment, opening up
possibilities previously undreamed of, and this by an orderly sequence of law which
is naturally involved in our new mental attitude.
6. Mind is creative and the principle upon which this law is based is sound and
legitimate and is inherent in the nature of things; but this creative power does not
originate in the individual, but in the Universal, which is the source and fountain of
all energy and substance, the individual is simply the channel for the distribution of
this energy. The individual is the means by which the Universal produces the
various combinations which result in the formation of phenomena.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

To create a different result we need to start with the thought and attach the feelings that build the belief supporting the action that needs to be taken to produce the desired result.
And that starts with deciding on a desired outcome, igniting this desire with feeling and thereby deliberately chose the belief that will lead to the action necessary to get the desired outcome.

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked I

“26. But the thought must be clear cut, steady, fixed, definite, unchangeable; you
cannot take one step forward and two steps backward, neither can you spend
twenty or thirty years of your life building up negative conditions as the result of
negative thoughts, and then expect to see them all melt away as the result of
fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking.
27. If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your
life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full
consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.
28. This discipline, this change of thought, this mental attitude will not only bring
you the material things which are necessary for your highest and best welfare, but
will bring health and harmonious conditions generally.
29. If you wish harmonious conditions in your life, you must develop an harmonious
mental attitude.
30. Your world without will be a reflection of your world within.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

This brings us to the question why so many people live lives with resolutions and no real change and for me this was a two step process.

  1. I honestly didn´t know better
  2. I was not willing (yet) to put in the work – frankly, real change is hard work…

“I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
I will persist until I succeed.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”, The Scroll marked III

“I persist until I succeed!”

No room for a bail out here, backdoor closed, bridges burned…
No retreat, no surrender – I persist and I win!

“24. Yet there are many who are not ready to enter into the discipline necessary to
think correctly, even though it is evident that wrong thinking has brought failure.”
Charles Hannel, “The Master Key System”, Part 14

Are You ready for some real change???

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Whatever choice is right for You right now I wish You the best year ever, filled with love, health, harmony, happiness and success!

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8 thoughts on “Week 14 – New Years Resolutions vs. Real Change

  1. Chuck Bartok

    Well done Claes and great choice of videos.
    I have never been able to wrap around the concept of New Year’s Resolutions, rather focused daily on my personal commitment to my DMP and adjust accordingly. Over the past 50 years, I have NOT been “dissatisfied” with my results since eating that elephant one bit at a time is much more palatable. ~~smile
    Also looking in the mirror nightly at “Thanks for Giving” time brings the reality into focus.
    Again, thanks for your inspiration and giving.

    Reply
    1. Claes Wallenberg Post author

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Chuck!
      So glad You liked the videos, there are so many out there to chose from and so few that really deliver the message without to much wrapped around it.
      I love the nightly look in the mirror nowadays, always conducted my life so that I could look myself in the eyes every morning and evaluating each day by my own standards in the evening is even stronger!

      Mahalo, I appreciate You!

      Reply
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  3. Marian Balkowski

    Claes your post is just on time and right to the point. What I mean? In the past I thought that I should make a resolutions for the next year and there is the question. Is it ever happen? The amount of concrete was accumulating and today is hard to shake it off. It was the idea of going backwards rather than forward. Your posting is a great reminder. Sometimes we think the little things no matter, and as we realize they matter so much. Reading your posts is a great pleasure. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year 2015 for you and your wife. Marian

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    1. Claes Wallenberg Post author

      Happy New Year to You, Marian!

      Thank You for reading and commenting, I´m so happy that You found the post valuable. I found that I often get so into what I want to achieve that I sometimes forget to celebrate what I actually already did achieve. And focus on gratitude for what´s in our life today is what attracts more to be grateful for!
      Please, let me point You to this post I wrote last summer, before the MKMMA, and tell me what You think, ok?
      http://beinggolden.com/the-virtue-of-fulfilling-small-dreams/

      Mahalo, I appreciate You!

      Reply
  4. Lance Botha

    I really enjoyed your comment “No room for a bail out here, backdoor closed, bridges burned…”
    Yes we are not going back to where we were, our eyes have been opened and we push on “to attain the goal set before us” .

    Reply

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