So, here we find ourselves enjoying another January 1st. It's a time for reflection and big changes--changes that will make us all better people; changes that will never live to see February. I thought I would open a Post to see if anyone might be interested in trying a little harder at this noble pursuit. The main reason our resolutions tend to fail is that we didn't become who we are over night, so simply buying a new calendar doesn't do much to reverse years of ingrained behavior. Another factor, I believe, is that we tend to conveniently forget our resolutions too easily. And that brings me to the point of this Post. Actually changing your learned bad habits is a bit beyond my scope; I can, however, periodically remind you that you are continuing to fail at meeting the goals you set all by yourself. It's a service I would provide with great joy and humility. I'm only here because I care.
Here's what I purpose: Consider this your forum to post whatever list seems best to you. Now, this wouldn't be Rock M is our list didn't include such useful declarations as "I vow to eat more pie!" or "I promise to drewder less often." Those are way more interesting to read anyway (yeah, we get it: You want to lose some weight. That line forms to the left). But if you are so bold as to set in internet stone an actual goal you have for 2013, so be it! Maybe declaring that resolution in front of so many virtual witnesses will help you try that much harder--at least for a little while. Here's the catch:
Every so often, I will be re-posting this list. In its entirety. Once a quarter you will come face-to-face with that goal that seemed so important in January. At which point you will be invited to report back to us how much progress has been made--or not. Your silence will speak volumes, of course. Hey, I am sincerely hoping for some real success stories to come out of this! Let us cheer on the winners and laugh at the rest of us. Together.
Who is first? Not me. NO way I'm twisting out there by myself until I know I'm not alone. How's that for courageous leadership? Happy New Year!