New year, new goals!Posted: January 3, 2011
It’s January 3rd! A good day for change. But January 1st was better. I have always been fascinated by what motivates people to change or even make a commitment to change which sometimes is the hardest step. So here’s an interesting concept: The New Year’s resolution. “A New Year resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a personal goal, project, or the reforming of a habit. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous. A New Years Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible (thank you wikipedia!).
On January 1st we all pledge to work on being thinner, prettier, richer, more accomplished, wiser, more popular, funner etc. Whether we accomplish this or not it doesn’t really matter. What matters is our commitment.
What if everyday was New Year’s day? Who said we need 12 months to make a change? Why is it so easy to commit this time of year? Do you remember last year’s resolution? Did you accomplish it? How long did you work on it before you quit? Is someone holding you accountable?
What if there was a rule about the New Year’s resolution being 100% something you REALLY want compared to something you think you SHOULD want? What would it be? Can we tell the difference anymore?