OPINION — by Josh Lynch
Wow, can you believe it! The year of 2019 came at us in the blink of an eye. Is this going to be the year of change for you? Could this be the year of a “new year, new me” goal that you’ve had your mind on for quite some time?
Like everyone else, you have made the common vow to stick to your New Year’s resolution.
But you want to know what else is common? People failing to achieve their their new years resolution. Statistics have shown over the years that only 8% of the people who make these so-called “resolutions” will achieve them.
With all those new years motivation videos on Youtube, those encouraging social media post for a change in you, and all the other stuff out there that’ll get you up on your feet to be that new person you’ve longed for — only 8% will execute their plan to meet their resolution.
So this year, let’s put an end to the resolutions because last time I checked — a resolution is to be made in the present state of mind. “I will get this done,” is of a disguised future state of mind that is already looking toward the future for your resolution. (That’s not what we’re aiming here for, folks.)
But when opposing the future state of mind, one looks at what can be done in the current for their goal to be met. A person saying, “I found the solution to how I can get this done NOW,” aims at a resolution for the present.
Now of course, depending on the circumstances, one can argue either way in how their resolution can be made for either the future or the present. If a person is to go about their resolution from a long-term of short-term standpoint, circumstances will ideally deem one or the other as best for a person to take a course in action in order for them to go about their resolution.
But isn’t that what it’s all about anyway? Taking action to achieve the goal of living out your resolution? If you have a goal in mind that you want for yourself right now, you need to look into the present for the steps of action you need to take in how you could make that happen now.
So for the year of 2019, let’s all make the alteration in changing our thought processes for when it comes to these resolutions.
Let’s make our current state of minds the drive for what needs to do be done now to achieve that resolution.