A recent study found that nearly half of us will make New Year’s resolutions in 2015, but only eight percent of us will reach the goals or keep the promises we make for ourselves. Maybe that’s why I’m not a big fan of New Years resolutions.
Sure I’ve made dozens of them, all with good intentions and a bit of magical thinking, believing this time the resolution will stick. Maybe a few have, but generally these wishful self-promises end up broken. And when that happens my self-esteem suffers.
You see, every time you break a self-promise, your self-trust is weakened. Every time you give up on your commitments your self-confidence takes a hit. And every time you look back on broken resolutions, your self-assessment hurts, not helps, your performance future.
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