On new year resolutions

New-Years-Resolutions

Well, 2014 is coming to an end. And in many cultures around the world, it is customary to share with others your new years resolution, here are mine: NONE.

Please don’t get me wrong, is not that I don’t believe that people can change for the better, or the fact that I have failed miserably in fulfilling those resolutions in years long past.

For me, it has to do with the fact that change, specially when it comes to changing habits of adults is a process, it is not a switch that you can merrily flip on December 31st and wake up a new person on January 1st.

So, instead of listing a number of things that I would like to change in my life overnight (and trust me, the list would be really long) I will focus on setting a plan to change one, maybe two things only. I will put together a clear plan, with dates, measurements and most importantly rewards reserved for those golden moments when I achieve a significant milestone.

Maybe, just maybe, this approach will render better results, because if I achieve my goal I will feel happier and stronger and if I don’t at least I will be able to be honest with my self (something surprisingly hard to do) and determine the exact reason for failure. This will allow me, I hope, to try again with a better approach.

Regardless of what you decide to do, I wish you a year full of good health, happiness and success!

-Stein
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