How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

by Kelly on January 1, 2010


As I am sitting here watching the Rose Parade, I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  They are nothing but a mean, evil trick!  I mean, I’m sure whoever started the tradition had good intentions but I honestly think they are more hurtful than helpful.

Think about it… how many people do they actually work for?  Sure, there might be a few but most people fail miserably after a month, a week, or even a couple days of trying to stick to their resolution.  And the pressure of sticking to it for a whole year?!?!?  Forget about it!

Why set yourself up for failure like in years past?  It does nothing but bruise your self-confidence and move you farther from your goal in the long run.  Goals and resolutions tend to work better when they are in “baby step” size.

Anyway, I still like the idea of New Year’s resolutions so I’ve found a way around this mess.  Every year, my New Year’s resolution is to be the best Me that I can be.  It’s a no-brainer.  I am always trying to grow and be a better person.  I am always doing the best I can with the tools I have.  With this as my resolution, I cannot fail.

If you’ve made a resolution that feels too heavy and like a burden, it’s not too late! Continue to work on that issue in baby steps if it makes you feel good.  But do yourself a favor… change your New Year’s resolution to something that empowers and uplifts you (you are welcome to borrow mine if you’d like).  Here’s to the best new year yet!

What do you think about New Year’s Resolutions?  I’d love to hear your opinion!

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