In this webinar, we talk about the problems that come up with our goals, resolutions and intentions for the New Year, and key ideas for addrssing those. I also answered some great questions from members.

I’ve broken this webinar recording into two parts:

  1. Part I – My Talk: About the problems of setting goals for the new year, and key ideas for addressing those problems. (See notes)
  2. Part II – Questions & Answers: I answered some amazing questions from participants, a must-watch.

Part I: Leo’s Talk (with notes)

Watch the video above of Part 1.

We’re all gung-ho when it comes to setting goals and resolutions around New Year, but they rarely last. Motivation fizzles after a couple weeks when things get difficult, uncomfortable, or de-prioritized.

The problems are that:

  1. We lose focus and energy after a couple weeks (or a month)
  2. We aren’t really clear on how we’re going to get it done, on top of all the other things we’re already doing (or not doing)
  3. There’s no structure to get us back into things when we inevitably get off track, so things tend to fall off and then stay off
  4. We’re not really motivated from a deeper place, because we don’t have any deeper reasons
  5. We give ourselves too many things to do, or try to make too many changes at once — and so things don’t stick
  6. We beat ourselves up when we fall off track, which only makes it less likely that we’ll actually get back on track. Judging ourselves and being harsh are obstacles, not useful tools.

With those problems in mind, let’s talk about some key ideas for this time of setting intentions.

Key Ideas for Setting Intentions

If you adopt some of these key ideas, I believe you’ll have a much better chance at holding your intentions for next year.

Part II: Questions & Answers

In this 2nd part of the webinar, I answered some great questions from those who attended, including: