I recently read an article written by one of my mentors and she always leaves me feeling inspired. What I love about her is that she has the guts to stay true to who she is. That is what makes her work so darn amazing.
In my work, I think of myself as keeping it real as well, and with that said, I have to get something off my chest about New Year’s Resolution newsletters:
I Hate Them! They are boring, redundant, and most are full of nothing and not particularly helpful.
This got me thinking… why do most resolutions not work?
I decided to research this phenomena, and take a look at the definition of resolution.
Resolution: A firm decision to do or not to do something. Okay, so it is a decision- let’s look that up.
Decision: A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration. So it’s about consideration- let’s check out that definition.
Consideration: Careful thought, typically over a period of time.
Are you seeing a pattern here? Getting the picture? Think and consider and decide, Oh my!
Hello, where is the ACTION???
Where is the part where you are actually doing something?
That is what I want to stand up and scream about (Okay, these days there are many things I want to stand up and scream about.) Do something already!
My work is based on action, not resolution- change only comes from action. You cannot think your way or get ready to get ready to change. That, my dear reader is a big cop out and keeps you stuck.
I challenge you to act, no matter how small it is. One of my actions is to get back to writing. I love it, it is therapeutic, and I hope it helps others – even it brings a smile to your face. The truth is, I write for myself- it is good for my soul.
What can you do today that is good for your soul? Do not resolve to do it, don’t consider it, don’t make a decision- Do something, anything- not later- Now
Have an Un-Resolution, action-filled New Year!