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It’s that time again when we make our resolutions.
What are yours?
To lose weight, exercise more, avoid toxic people, learn to dance?
So why are such resolutions mostly a waste of time? There are two reasons.
- They are self-focused. Anything that is about the ego is an exercise in diminishing returns. It leaves one empty and looking for more. Remember that our commitment to success at any cost prevents us from hearing what the heart is really saying.
- They are not designed to inspire. New year resolutions are often not based on powerful behavior change practices nor life-inspiring principles. Wishing for something alone does not make it happen. Identifying and implementing best practices for behavior change is a more prudent path to follow. And getting to one’s inspirational edge changes lives. Ours and others.
So instead of resolutions try focusing on
What makes a contribution to the lives of others?
What brings out the best in your character?
What utilizes your strengths?
What sets the bar of living high for you?
What facilitates living in the now?
May you have a purpose filled New Year.