As we approach the end of the year, is it time for people to enter the annual running of the bulls…, otherwise known as making resolutions? Do many make resolutions for the year, to drastically change themselves? Is this dramatic change to be accomplished by giving up a bad habit or starting a good habit? Is this an absolute commitment to begin on January 1st? Is a resolution easier to set than a meaningful goal? Is a resolution really a search for perfection? If I decide to give up something, do I fail the first time I do it after the first of the year? If I resolve to do something daily, beginning the 1st day of the year, do I fail the first day that I forget or am unable to do that thing? Is perfection possible?
“Good resolutions are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account” – Oscar Wilde
In most cases, would a well-thought-out goal, with pre-set objectives, a definite plan and continual assessment and accountability be more likely to lead to real change? Does a meaningful goal require more committment than a resolution?
Are you someone who makes New Year Resolutions? Do you keep your resolutions, thereby accomplishing your goals? Are you committed to impactful change? Are you more interested in doing something, than in making changes?