New Years Resolutions
Mark Twain pretty much got it right when he said we make our annual good resolutions on New Year’s Day and “begin paving hell with them as usual” the following week. The Wall Street Journal suggests that we should, ” Have someone else—a significant other, your best friend, maybe even your mom—make [goals] for you.”
“Most of us could use help achieving our goals. Who better to tell us how to improve ourselves than someone who knows us well—perhaps better than we know ourselves—and even may be all too happy to offer up some tough love? And if we promise to check in regularly with this person to discuss our progress, we’ll probably do a much better job of keeping our resolutions.”
“We all have blind spots, but the people we are intimate with can see through them,” says David Palmiter, a couples therapist and professor of psychology at Marywood University, in Scranton, Pa. A loved one can encourage us to meet our goals and hold us accountable when we slip, he says.
I think this is a novel idea that I have not thought about before. I outsourced my resolutions to my friends and Family. The goals that they suggested I set were as follows:
1. Take more time for myself.
2. Plan more trips and events with friends and family
3. Be more spiritual.
4. Never get too lazy to not put on jewelry before work. (this goal was made by me, not family or friends).
Continue reading about how to ask for assistance when setting goals.
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