Every year millions of people including myself make a list of goals that ultimately fall short. Resolutions are non-committal words we throw around to rationalize our hope for self-improvement.
An old stats professor once said that 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. That truth speaks to the hypocrisy we have created when making resolutions.
I myself have been susceptible to this trap. Making grandiose goals that I have yet to fulfill. I have become complacent with phrases like “should have” and “next year” only to use them again and again. Resolutions are just a cycle of misguided optimism that we ourselves create.Read More