My New Year Resolution 2019

When the clock strikes 12 the confetti starts to fall and the whisper “New Year’s Resolutions” is heard. The attraction of fresh beginnings and personal development takes hold when the calendar hits 2024. As we rush to join gyms or begin cleansing programs, take a moment for a second to think about whether or not these promises are only temporary that are destined to the graveyard of unfulfilled dreams?

 Why do resolutions usually fail?

The statistics paint a dark picture. Research has shown that an astounding 80percent of people give up within the very first couple of months. Why? We often fall victim to the seductive allure of quick fixes and grand pronouncements. We rebuke unproductive habits, and set overly high-risk goals without any specificity or an outline for implementation. In the end, failure can cause frustration. can lead to depression and then us back to our old ways.

Reframing resolution From gimmicks, to growth mindset

Resolutions should not be viewed as a set of unchanging objectives. Instead we should view them as a way to create a framework for the goal of intentional growth. The trick is to shift our attention from the outcome in itself towards the process. Focus on developing healthy habits like conscious eating and regular exercise, instead of seeking out a body that looks attractive. Instead of vowing to learn the language of your choice in one day make a commitment to practice it consistently and acknowledge small successes as you progress.

From Aspire to Action: Creating Meaningful Resolutions

Making powerful resolutions requires some reflection and some pragmatism. Here are some steps to get you started:

  • Determine the Core Values of your life: what is important to you? Do you value connection, inspiration or personal development aligning your resolutions to your values will give you the motivation you need and helps to achieve your goals.
  • Set Specific, Measurable and Attainable Goals (SMART): Specific. This structure helps keep your resolutions grounded in the real worldThis increases the chances of being successful.
  • Start Small to Make a Difference in Your Life: Don’t try to transform your life in a day. Begin by taking small, manageable steps that can be built upon over time. Recognize each moment, however tiny it might seem as, and see your progress grow.
  • Be flexible and try iterating: Curveballs are thrown by life. You should be prepared to adjust your resolutions as necessary. Do not hesitate to give up a goal that feels overwhelming or does not align with your personal values.

Beyond individual resolutions: Ripple effects

The effects of our new year’s resolutions don’t just apply to our personal lives. We can use this opportunity to make positive ripples throughout the world. You can consider volunteering for a local cause or spreading kindness in everyday interactions. Even the smallest gesture could have a ripple effect on your environment.

Conclusion: Resolutions as Seeds of Change

A positive mindset and the desire to grow can turn New Year’s Resolutions into powerful instruments for change and transformation. By prioritizing and embracing your beliefs, focusing on smaller achievable goals and being flexible, you can transform your resolutions for the new year into seeds that grow into a fulfilling and meaningful 2024. So, let’s ditch the gimmicks, embrace the journey, and craft resolutions that will leave an lasting impression, not only on us, but also on the world that surrounds us. Happy New Year, and happy growing in a way that is intentional!