It's New Years Resolution's time again!
That time of year when we decide to pin all our hopes and dreams of change, however big or small, on one day..... New Year's Day. Out with the old and in with the new, a day to trigger action, but why?
New Year's Resolutions have existed in various forms for 4,000 years, from the ancient Babylonian promises to return things they have borrowed, the Romans promising good behaviour to Janus for the coming year, to the Wesleyan Methodist 'Watch Nights'. We have all year to make changes, but we choose that one day.
Are we making resolutions because we WANT to change? Or are we playing lip service to a tradition? How likely are we to succeed?
Think about your resolutions of the past... Congratulate yourself for the ones that you kept... go on. Now laugh out loud at the huge failures... you know the ones... the ones that failed within a week, within 24 hours... go on... we've all had them! Think about those that you regret not keeping... now applaud your good intentions... and ask yourself... if we could make a resolution and change instantly, would we not have changed it before?
So consider, perhaps we we didn't really want to change in the first place... or perhaps we are just going about it the wrong way?
Over the coming year, CSL Coaching and Facilitation will be following the theme 'A Year for Change', we will start by looking at how to make those resolutions make a difference.
How to identify the changes you wish to make, and the real reason you would like to make them, then how to make those changes long-term and sustainable and lastly how to deal with hiccups and setbacks. Over the next 12 weeks, the weekly blog will look at different elements of making resolutions for lasting change, so come 31st December 2018, you will look back and congratulate yourself on your commitment and achievement!