Now into the second week of January, I notice many of the people that had made a laundry list of resolutions are already faltering in their convictions.
This seems to be a common pattern year after year. If true, why do we even make such official resolutions – only to fail? One would think it would be even more self-defeating.
I think I’ve found the resolution that can solve the problem. Instead of looking to a date to begin eating healthier, being more patient, sticking to a work out regime or other positive efforts, we need to make a conscious choice to begin the day we recognize the problem or lack of action.
Waiting until a certain date or a day of the week to begin allows people a grace period of continuing their bad habits or behaviors. Take responsibility right away and accept the idea you may falter and begin again.
Life is too short to wait for a certain date for your life to get better. Embrace mistakes, do something about them and keep trying.