We hear the same messages every year…
“Resolutions don’t work”
“__% of resolutions fail”
“Don’t set resolutions”
I have a theory. My theory is that resolutions fail because every year we’re told they fail. Let’s change that story.
First of all, what is a resolution? The dictionary tells us that a resolution is firm decision to not do something.
When we resolve to do (or not do) something, it is like carving your intention in stone. A resolution means that you are changing your standards. Drawing the line in the sand and you won’t accept anything else.
But that’s not how we, as a society, set resolutions.
Resolutions today have become nothing more than a wish with about as much staying power as blowing out the candles on your birthday cake. It’s like blowing out the candles on the worlds birthday cake and then a week later forgetting you had ever wished for that...