The Ghost of Resolutions Past

January is the place of our dreams. New year, fresh starts. Turning of a new page. We’ve talked about this before. Our ambition is high in January. 

Now, let’s look ahead to January 2018. We’re back in the most ambitious part of the year! What was your commitment in 2017? Did you ever start that healthy eating? Did you maintain those trips to the gym? 

One of the most powerful statements (that gets attributed to tons of people) is this:

A year from now, you’ll wish you started today.

This quote used to vex me. Each diet I tried, every workout I started, and every promise I made to myself was left broken and battered by the end of the year. I would then think of this quote and be utterly devastated that I failed again. I could write a book titled The Ghosts of Resolutions Past!

Now, instead of this quote making me anxious I use it to maintain my focus. I visualize how keeping this commitment now will enhance my future. Some things will feel good for a minute then wreak havoc on you later. Suspending that temporary “joy” for a long term victory is the name of the game now. 

  • How do you maintain your focus? 
  • Is there a quote that drives you? 
  • Do you make resolutions?
  •  Are you one of the few that keep them?