New Year’s Resolutions & Results

With New Year’s resolutions looming, what is the difference between success and failure? Some may consider what I am about to say as harsh or insensitive. The hard truth is that you can get results, or you can fail. There is no middle ground when it comes to FULLY reaching your goals.

  • Wishing for results won’t achieve it.
  • Wanting results won’t accomplish it.
  • Hoping for results won’t cut it.
  • Resolving to get results won’t get it done.

So, what are the KEYS to success?

  • Clear achievable and specific Goals.
  • Then create a game Plan to achieve them. Fail to plan, then plan to fail.
  • A Commitment to the plan.
  • The Discipline to do what it takes.
  • Consistency no matter what. Make it up if you slip or miss.
  • An intense Desire to do whatever it takes. No excuses.
  • A NEVER give up attitude.

Ask Navy Seals, Marines, Army Rangers and Green Berets what it takes to succeed. They understand it. They do it. Failure in NOT an option! Ask Olympic champions. Ask the best professional athletes. Ask the top business leaders. Ask the top performers in any profession. They practice these principles.

How committed are you? Ask yourself:

  • What could you do if your life depended on it?
  • What could you do if failure meant losing your family?
  • Would you do whatever it takes?
  • Then why don’t you just do what it takes?
  • How bad do you want it?

The reason people fail has NOTHING to do with whether they CAN do it or not. It has to do with the battle of THE WILL. And the WILLingness to defeat any obstacle.

Good luck with your New Year’s Resolutions! (although luck has nothing to do with it). I wish you all the success in the world! Happy New Year!!!

Alan Palmer

I have been a practicing chiropractor for 30 years. Originally from Minnesota, I graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1985. Since 1996 and 1998 respectively, I have provided chiropractic care for the players, coaches and employees of the Arizona Coyotes National Hockey League Hockey Club and the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball Team. In addition, I provided care for the San Francisco Giants in spring training for 7 years. Since 1985 I have been studying functional medicine applications, Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) concepts and advanced clinical nutrition strategies. I welcome stubborn and complicated cases and those that traditional allopathic medicine has failed. One of my goals is to help people to reduce their dependency on medications. I do this by addressing the underlying causes of their illness or disease rather than treating their symptoms. This is accomplished by focusing on the restoration of normal healthy biochemistry and function through diet, exercise, supplementation and lifestyle modification.