How YOU doin’?

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Photo courtesy Thomas Atila Lewis 

Why so serious? He wants to know how YOU doin’?

February is almost here, so how are your New Year’s resolutions going?

If you’re like most people, you might have fallen off the wagon, or maybe you’ve even forgotten what you resolved to do in the first place!

That’s why I typically don’t make resolutions – the very nature of a resolution is a set-up for failure. You get excited, you set a high aspiration for something that you probably didn’t think much about , and then you don’t follow through on it because you really didn’t think through if it meant something to you in the first place.

Which is why I usually DON’T make resolutions. I do, however, usually like to make goals at the start of a new year. I like reflecting on the fresh start that I feel at the end of December. It’s like a chance to dust off the old and start new. I like to sit down and really think about what some potential goals might be. But they have to really excite me, and they have to be things that I have a realistic chance of accomplishing. No set-ups for failure. At least, nothing that looks like a set-up for failure. I have to see a realistic path for making them come true. No goals just for the sake of having a goal. I want something I can come back to and say “I did it!”

This year, my goal list was small. What about yours? Have you fallen off the wagon, or are you going strong?

How YOU doin’?

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How to Make a New Year’s Resolution – and Stick to It

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How was your Christmas? I had a good one. The next holiday on the calendar is not just a day, but the new year. 2019 is right around the calendar. Turning the page for a new year is a big event. Even if you just stay home and watch TV, a new year is always a chance to start fresh, start new, and enjoy the positive change that a new year could bring.

Are you making a New Year’s resolution for 2019? Maybe you haven’t even thought about it, and you’re still reveling in the fun of Christmas. But, it’s my opinion that the more thought and planning you put into your resolution, the more chance you have at making your resolution a success.

And maybe this year, if you haven’t made a resolution yet, that’s a good thing. Because, in my experience, if you want to make a New Year’s resolution and stick to it, you might want to begin first by creating your resolution a little bit differently than most people do. Check out my tips here.

 

 

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution – And Stick to It

New Year's Eve in Singapore.

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Ever made a New Year’s resolution – only to have broken it before February arrived? You’re not alone. Here’s your plan to make a New Year’s resolution stick, no matter what you resolve.