Friday, January 4, 2013

Step One - Resolve the Past. Step Two - Make New Resolutions

This past Tuesday, many a New Year's resolution was made.  You know the words, sing along...2013 is the year I am going to:
  • Lose weight
  • Shape up
  • Quit smoking
  • Stop drinking
  • Get organized
  • Spend more time with family
  • Etc.
New Year's resolutions are typically made with the best of intentions (and the health clubs are certainly full this week), however, statistically most resolutions fall by the wayside within three weeks.  Why?  Motivations are individual, and I would never presume to generalize.  Personally, I find that unless I resolve the past, I cannot firmly commit to my New Year's resolutions for the future.  To fully dump my frump slump (which is my primary 2013 resolution), I needed to identify what I was "dumping". 

So here goes - an abbreviated list of  that with which I am done (the whole list might turn into a "War and Peace" blog that no one would have time to read).
  • Doubting myself
  • "Shoulding" myself
  • Undervaluing myself
Everything else falls into those main categories.  So - there you have it.  That is my list.  What do you need to resolve to move forward?  What do you need to "dump"?  What do you need to conclude before your 2013 resolutions can become committed, meaningful, and long lasting?  Leave a comment and let this group know.

Dumping your frump slump is an inside job. It's a big wake-up call and an invitation to do something different.  Something different starts with dumping the past and getting ready to embrace the wonders of the future.


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    1. Thank you for joining my blog Steve. Welcome and I appreciate the support!