Make the Resolution Anyway!

Did you make a resolution this year?

How is it going?

I know. Enthusiasm takes over in that last week/first week of the year zone and makes grand plans and amazing promises!

And most times the enthusiasm slides away after a few days or a couple of weeks. The slog of continuing stabs your resolve right through the eye.

You are done.
Your resolve…dissolved.

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And that is normal. Natural. Do one quick search on the internet and you’ll easily find a dozen articles and blog posts about how these enthusiastic resolutions rarely result in long term change.

And to that I say, “So what?”

So what if the enthusiasm gives out?
So what if the project goes nowhere?
So what if the slog and fatigue of the actual work makes you cry “Uncle” like that kid in A Christmas Story?

♦At least you made it through a week.
♦At least you started.
♦At least you had the idea.

Our resolutions give us the gift of possibility. They reveal our most-loved dreams, our goals for our lives and careers, our ability to see our best selves. They give us a day or week (or two or three) of pursuing those goals, starting the work, building a small pile of beginnings.

By making that resolution, you’ve made progress toward those dreams.

And that can be enough, in and of itself.

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