How do you celebrate the arrival of a New Year? Is it with resolutions? I hope you’re better than I am at keeping New Year Resolutions. I might come up with some, and I might even stay with them for a week or two. But then, the busy-ness of life kicks in, and first thing you know, I’ve forgotten them.
How are you at self-discipline? It takes self-discipline to stay with whatever you’ve “resolved” to do differently. If we were to actually follow through for a meaningful amount of time, do you think the resolution would stand a chance of becoming a new habit?
I’ve read any number of times that it takes at least 30 days to establish a new habit. Be honest. Have you ever kept your New Year’s Resolution for a whole month? I don’t think I ever have.
So let’s look at a different line of thinking. Dr. Brene Brown, who originated The Daring WayTM and has authored several...