What's on your resolution list?
The time between the holidays and New Years is a time filled with family and friends for those of us so fortunate. A time where each person in their own way and in their own time reflect a bit more, open their hearts a bit more and are generally more compassionate.
It is the perfect combination of feelings being drudged up from the year passed as well as all of the hope filled thoughts of the year to come. It is the perfect combination for the introspective self assessment that leads about 45 percent of people to embark upon an age old ritual dating back to Babylonian times, 4,000 years ago…it is the proclamation of a New Years resolution. Most of us chose to lose some of that holiday weight plus a couple of lbs, some of us set off to devote more time to family, or quit smoking, drinking etc, etc…
It is a decision that should not be taken lightly however. Out of the 45 percent of Americans that chose to cling to a New Years resolution only 3 percent of them follow through with it. This is a failure of epic proportions by any standard. If we are to reverse this tragic wave of fickle promise and create a more concrete resolution we must dedicate more time and thought to more attainable goals. We must try to remember that the year is long and that life will inevitably get in the way. We must outline a plan of action, consider all obstacles, clear a path for the righteous resolution, granting it the greatest opportunity of success.
As a concerned citizen of the world, I suggest to you to set forth a resolution that may impact all of mankind, my 2011 New Years resolution is to formulate an unflappable resolution by New Years of 2012. If we all join together in this effort, we will most certainly see a dramatic increase in our resolution success rate and therefore leaving a greater mark on humanity as a whole for 2012 and beyond!