Happy New Year!
Let me be the first to burst your bubble: Your resolutions are going to fail.
Why? Because resolutions almost always fail because they are based on fixing something or achieving a specific outcome that is most likely unachievable otherwise you’d already have done it.
Yes, it’s time for my annual “set intentions, not resolutions” post:
- 2017: Resolutions or Intentions? How are you beginning your year?
- 2016: Don’t seek resolutions. Find your adventure.
- 2015: How to set up your marketing plan for 2015 (Editorial note: what a crappy title, sorry about that)
- 2014: No crazy New Year’s resolutions for me.
You get the idea.
Too often we set ourselves up for failure, not success, which is why I coach not to set resolutions, but intentions, and I am not alone in this practice.
From the Daily Calm meditation this morning:
With intentions we are not focused on what we need to fix, but what we want to create.
Or this from Russell Brand:
How did he become such a spiritual guru? I know … he set an intention to do just that.
My Intentions for 2019
I have two intentions for 2019: 1) Clean my life and 2) have more fun.