The human being is an amazing mixture of emotions. Look inside the human mind and you see connections. Connections everywhere. It was when I was looking out the car window thinking about this that my mind wandered into the science behind making decisions.
Look around you. Yeah! Right now. Just take your eyes off the screen and look around you. What do you see?
A washing machine? A waste basket? A paperweight? Whatever it is, what you see is the result of a millisecond of decision making at some point in your life. Look where it ended up in your room. Take a look into how we live our daily lives. Decisions everywhere.
So, where exactly am I going with all this decision talk?
I just wanted to introduce you to today’s topic.
I am talking about the world of resolutions.
We say ‘decision’ all the time. We usually save ‘resolution’ for a new year or for the ‘next-big-step-of-my-life’ moment. We like to keep it in the ‘distinguished’ box. But when you come down to it, a resolution is just a decision.
Many of us have stopped making resolutions. Somewhere along the way we stopped studying the success rate of resolutions just because we got kicked out of consistency school. 🙂
Sometimes you’ve got to think different. Let’s look at resolutions differently.
Take out the time factor in resolutions.
We look at somebody who has done a great job at keeping a resolution and think, wow and tell ourselves,’ well new year comes in a couple of months’.
That’s how we look at resolutions.
The truth is taking a resolution is better than taking none at all. Just because you didn’t make it to day 2, doesn’t mean the resolution is a complete waste. Let’s look what that one day of resolution-keeping brought you.
Even a day of a resolution well kept has its share of advantages.
I started this post with an example how many decisions we make in life, we never even actually pay any attention. I love change a lot. I play with my room again and again, until a new combination is impossible. One day the wastepaper bin will be in one corner and the next it will be out of the room!
It was a change that lasted one day. But did it create change?
Yes, it did!
Take a resolution today. Don’t worry about how long you can keep it. Just take it one day at a time. After all an year is made up of a lot of days.
The art of resolutions have a lot more effect on daily life than we often give it credit for.
What about you?
What do you think about resolutions?
Comment on it! Be a part of the movement!
God bless and take care! 🙂