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Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

I mostly agree with this post over @ INC

It’s a business article, but there are plenty of parallels.

The gist is that resolutions are mostly fleeting mental assertions driven by guilt stemming from personal failure.

They sound more like “I should” instead of “I will“.

One has an idea, the other has a plan.

The problem isn’t in resolutions.  Or love. Or donuts.

Resolutions are only as strong as the strength of our resolve.

Here’s my plan.  In a year we’ll know whether I had the resolve.

03. January 2014 by chris
Categories: Fitness Plan, Motivation | 1 comment

One Comment

  1. Glad to see you back! Here’s a ridiculously simple idea, but it worked for me last year when I wanted to walk every day for 30 days before a trip to Disneyland. I printed a calendar page and marked an X through every day that I walked. This can be started any day, not just Jan Ist. After a few days, I definitely wanted to make sure I didn’t break the chain (while laughing at myself a little that I could be so easily motivated.) I recommend using it for one change, and one change only. It’s tangible, it’s satisfying, it’s visual and putting that first X on the first day requires commitment. It also kept me from over-thinking that one thing, which for me is important.

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