Resolutions don’t work.
Why we keep repeating this deluded expectation of over-achieving excellence in our heads….
Every year and a new list of resolutions and dreams. A tacit process that in certainty culminates in derailed emotions by the end of the second week. Why we keep repeating this deluded expectation of over-achieving excellence in our headsevery trip around the sun, and more specifically at this very point on said journey - is deeply rooted in our belief psyche that goes back to the ancient man and his quest of self improvement in the eye of God(s).
Resolutions don't work. No need for proof in comprehensive research. Failed weight loss plans, collapsed relationships, financial misjudgements and the subsequent emotional self flagellation are on show every year despite page long lists stuck on the front of refrigerators and cork boards.
I have done these lists myself for years. Not a year has that list been successfully completed. The following feeling of failure leaves me demotivated for months. Yet I kept doing it for years. The very definition of insanity.
My only wish for 2019 be that those around me remain happy and content. I see no better outcome than that. A year of happy, fulfilled people to keep me going. No list. No mental gymnastics. No trying to figure out how to make a goal happen.
A simple year. For once.