Stop setting yourself up for failure, again. Do not make any New year’s Resolutions this year. Instead, be serious about what it is you’d like to accomplish or change in the upcoming year 2019, and “COMMIT” yourself to it.

A resolution is defined as: a firm decision to do or not to do something.

A commitment is defined as: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.

Making a resolution is the firm decision that you make toward your dreams or goals, which is only a thought process which doesn’t require any action. But when you make a commitment, you have selected to commit yourself to accomplishing your dreams and goals, which involves you taking action. We all have good intentions of doing many things. Until we actually get off the couch and engage ourselves in what we’d like to do, we’ll go from year to year getting ready.

According to PsychCentral’s article, “New Year’s Resolution: Good Intentions or Real Commitments?”, written by Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed. D., people have been making resolutions since as far back as the 1600’s. Read this article and use the strategies that are given so you want find yourself at the end of next year in the exact same spot that you’re in now. If you see now that you’re in the same position or condition this year that you were in this time last year, then maybe you aren’t at your point of desperation. If this is you, I advise you to listen to this story.

Don’t be like the dog in the story, just sitting and continually making promises and excuses. Get up and take action because you have all of us behind you.