First article in a series
Resolutions don’t work well. It’s taken me a few years to figure this out for myself. Here’s why: every year we state what we’re going to do. It’s a decision, or set of decisions, we’ve written down and shared with family, friends, and, if we’re lucky, a mentor or coach, and voila! We wait for the instant change we’ve come to expect and largely ignore one simple fact:
Change takes work.
A resolution, by one definition, is merely an intent to do something; a decision or determination. [source: Dictionary.com].
What’s stronger than a resolution? A commitment. One of the definitions for commitment includes involvement, engagement. [source: Dictionary.com]
What does commitment mean to you? Would you rather make another resolution that, although the intentions are good, you will never follow through on, or a commitment to that change, and work at it all through the year?
During the month of January, I’ll explore some thoughts on “commitment” to ourselves and our businesses. I welcome your thoughts for these articles, and I’d like to know what your committing to do this year. My only request: please keep your feedback clean and non-political.
Happy New Year everyone!
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