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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Forget Resolutions...Bring on Transformation!


“If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” 
- Anthony Robbins

With every new year there's always a lot of talk about resolutions. Resolutions to lose weight. Resolutions to quit smoking. Resolutions to find a new job. Resolutions to be a better (father, husband, son, brother...you fill in the blank). Resolutions are great, but lately I've been thinking about transformation. 

Transformation is not just about starting new habits and/or stopping old habits, it's about thinking and doing things differently altogether. Some people call this "step change".

What does this look like you might ask? Here's an example below. I'm a visual kind of guy, so I like using pictures and videos to make a point and/or tell a story. The story of the Fosbury Flop is a very real, and tangible, example of transformation. Check it out. 





Fascinating, no? In an effort to perform better, this guy completely reinvented the sport. Or should I say, he transformed the sport. This is, of course, only one of millions of examples of what transformation looks like. 

Resolutions are fine, but transformation is life-changing, be it physical, spiritual, financial, emotional, vocational or otherwise. I know there are a few areas of my life that need some transformation, so my resolution this year is to actively look for ways that I can think about and do things differently. 

How about you? Who's up for transformation?

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