We find ourselves a couple weeks into 2018. How many of our New Year’s Resolutions have we cast aside already? Why is it so easy for us to let them fall away? It’s become so commonplace for this yearly goal to be so large that we are subconsciously giving ourselves permission to quit. Why do we even bother to go through this convoluted annual event? Is this an attempt to trick ourselves?
This idea is woven into the fabric of our culture: the need to boldly proclaim a truly grandiose goal to be conquered. To defeat once and for all, everything that we deem unworthy about ourselves. It’s time to admit that we love the attention that our goals bring us; we just want an exit strategy that won’t tarnish our image if things don’t proceed as smoothly as we would like.
Let’s make a new plan this year.
1. Create a new culture of truly understanding and embracing our habits when we consider how to better of ourselves.
2. Plan for small steps, spread out over the year, working towards a manageable goal.
3. This gives us a greater opportunity for success!