I recently watched a clip on Facebook by John Assaraf, one of the world’s leading behavioural and mindset experts. The clip was about setting and achieving goals for the year – goals for business or personal life.

It was an interesting clip and has left me inspired and ready to take on 2018!

In this clip, Assaraf speaks about the difference between being interested and committed.

If you set a goal and are interested in achieving it, you will do what’s convenient, listen to your excuses, and remain a victim of your current circumstance.

However, if you are committed to achieving your goal, you will do whatever it takes to make sure you achieve it. You will upgrade your skills, let go of your many excuses, and make an active plan to achieve the goal.

This got me thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and how, so often, we make these flippant resolutions that we don’t actually intend to fulfil. Or, we think that if I make this resolution, it will focus my attention and thinking, and it will magically be achieved by doing my day to day activities.

If this is your thinking, then you should rather rethink your resolutions.

If you are going to take the time to set a New Year’s resolution, (whether it be for your business, for your relationships, for your health, etc) then do it properly:

  • Set a reasonable goal.
  • Learn what you need to do to achieve it.
  • Believe that you can achieve it.
  • Do whatever you need to do to achieve it.

Take 2018 by the horns. Be committed to your goals. Believe in them. Achieve them. And you will reap the reward of having a magical and successful 2018!


By: John Assaraf