Happy New Year! A cheerful time for fresh starts and trying new things. The glass isn’t half-full, it’s full to the brim. This blissful optimism can lead to some rather unrealistic resolutions. Not that there is anything wrong with setting a high standard. Stretch goals are good, so long as they are also achievable, however…
- If your idea of exercise is a leisurely stroll around the block, don’t resolve to complete an Iron Man –might I suggest you start with a 5K run and work your way up from there.
- If your daily reading is limited to e-mail, you might not want to expand to world literature by dusting-off Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
- If you’re running for elected office, don’t resolve to win by a landslide –eight votes may be all it takes
Personally, this year I’m resolving to:
- Listen more closely. Hopefully, by doing this I will interrupt others less and be able to provide better insights when I do speak.
- Make more mistakes. This should be the result of trying more things outside my comfort zone (not deliberately setting-out to make mistakes).
- Work on making my smile lines deeper. This resolution is more about the process than the result itself