We are now in the midst of that annual exercise in futility known as making New Year’s Resolutions.
You know the drill!
You create a hopeful, and often long, list of things you would like to do better in the coming year. Losing weight and exercising more seem to be perennial favorites, along with making more money and spending more time with loved ones.
That list ends up in a drawer somewhere, and then gets thrown out when you come across it several months later.
It is just another way we humans find to make ourselves feel badly and disappointed in ourselves.
What if there were a better way?
I would like to propose that, instead of making a list of resolutions, you make a list of decisions.
Then, borrowing from Napoleon Hill’s playbook, you commit to reading those decisions every morning right after you wake up, and every evening right before you go to bed.
In today’s popular parlance, use the Law of Attraction and the power of intention so that you can finally rescue those resolutions from the back of the drawer and bring them to joyful fruition in the coming year.
If one of your decisions is to stop keeping yourself and your results small, either because you are not sure what to say in various situations, or how to say it, or because you are simply too nervous or scared to speak up in public, you can help me to fulfill my decision/resolution of being of inspired service to more people, simply by reaching out to me here.
Wishing you every success in using the power of decision making to create your best year yet.
Also published on Medium.