Once again, it’s that time of year. The time when millions upon millions of Americans will ritualistically set out on their annual journeys toward accomplishing their New Year’s resolutions. I wonder, though, how many resolutions were made by haphazardly yanking on one end of the proverbial wishbone and simply wishing their dreams come true?
According to a recent CNN Health Report, about 30 percent of people making resolutions who were surveyed in one study say “they don’t even keep them into February. And only about 1 in 5 actually stay on track for six months or more.”
Despite the staggering number of those that fall by the wayside, countless others have lost weight, quit smoking, and become more organized (top three year after year).(Shutterstock)
What we sometimes fail to realize is that resolutions can be life changing – if we allow them to be. Unlike the ever-popular “goals,” when we “resolve” to do something we make up our mind once and for all. That’s extremely powerful. Those of you with a steely resolve enjoy a type of determination that all but ensures your success.
It’s what inspired Hannibal to proclaim to his troops as they set out on their legendary march from New Carthage, “We will either find a way or make one.” Now you’re on a mission. You’re focused and ready to do what must be done. Period.
Despite the staggering number of those that fall by the wayside, countless others have lost weight, quit smoking, and become more organized (top three year after year).
Lives are changed, discoveries made, books written, broken relationships are mended – all because of resolutions. The greatest contributions to mankind have come about as the result of the hard work and dedication of people “resolved” to making a difference.