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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Resolution For 2015: Keep it to Yourself

Another new year has begun and it’s time to make a list of #ResolutionsFor2015. People are already posting their ‘New Year, New Me’ plans on social media for everyone to see and to approve. 

Most hope that their followers will click on the little blue thumb, tap on the post twice to get that little heart to turn red, while others are watching how many golden stars they’ll get on their plans for the new year. 

There’s a lot of pressure to keep your #ResolutionsFor2015, especially when you let the whole world know that you plan to:

  • Hit the Gym
  • Limit Your Time on Social Media 
  • Volunteer at a Non-profit Organization
  • Write that book
  • Stop Smoking
  • Stop Drinking
  • Eat Healthier
  • Learn a New Language
  • Travel
  • Save More Money
  • Move out of the Suburbs 
  • Get a Second Job 
  • Start a Company
  • Make Better Financial Decisions
  • Meditate
  • Read More Books…and the list goes on and on, but I’m sure you get the point.

Do you really have to let the entire world know what your resolutions are? Why not just keep them to yourself? 

As I suggested in 2014, write out your resolutions. (see Resolutions for 2014: Stick to the Plan) Listing your resolutions on paper will give you a clear perspective of what’s important to you. Please keep in mind that you can’t just set it and forget it, you have to work on your resolutions every day… and it’s OK to keep them to yourself. 

When you shout out to everyone what you’re planning to do, you’re putting your aspirations at risk for judgment and criticism. Self doubt is just one of the reasons why people break their resolutions early on. Self doubt usually creeps in your mind when someone tells you that you can’t do it and that your goals are unrealistic. 

It’s OK to have a support system to help you stay on track, but I highly recommend to only seek out that support from close friends and family who have a similar mindset as you. If your support group is on social media then create an invite only group page. That way you keep the likeminded people in and the naysayers out. 

Don’t stop dreaming. Nurture your passion. Hold on tight to your vision for your future and don’t let go. 

So are you ready to set your plans in motion for 2015?
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Happy New Year!

- TC

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