You are a month into your New Year’s resolution. How’s that going for you. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that the only thing keeping that resolution alive is your resolve. Here’s a list of everyone I know that is self motivated enough to keep a New Year’s resolution:
If you have survived January with your resolution intact, congratulations. You are in a tiny minority. Speed on. The rest of us get a second chance. Today you get to make your Ground Hog’s Day resolutions. The problem is how the make your Ground Hog’s Day resolution turn out better than your New Year’s resolution.
Review your New Year’s Resolution. Is it obtainable? Is it challenging? If it is unreasonably easy or difficult start over. Is it quantifiable? Does it have time constraints? You have to know when it’s been achieved. If it meets these four criteria you have a chance for sucess because your resolution has been transformed. It is now a goal. It can be tracked. You can tell if you are making progress. You can tell if you suceed.
Now write it down. Put it on the wall in front of your desk. Glue it to your guitar. Make it into the wallpaper for your phone. Somewhere that you will see it every day. Tell your friends. Tell the world, that’s what the internet is good for. This can be a resolution that you will keep for Ground Hog’s Day resolutions are resolutions with teeth.