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Another New Year Another Resolution

Another New Year Another Resolution

Jan 01, 2024

Dwight Johnson Jr

As we welcome yet another new year, the tradition of setting resolutions comes into focus. But what really is a resolution? It's a promise we make to ourselves to do something differently. Yet, all too often, this promise fades as the year progresses. This cycle of high hopes and unmet expectations led me to a realization: real change doesn't need to wait for a new calendar page.

The Illusion of New Year’s Resolutions

Every year starts with ambition and the best of intentions. We feel rejuvenated and ready to conquer anything. However, this initial burst of enthusiasm often wanes, leaving us with broken promises and disappointment. This pattern of setting and breaking resolutions, especially around finances, becomes a repetitive cycle.

The Delay in Change

Procrastination in making significant changes, particularly in financial matters like budgeting and saving, is common. The idea of change is appealing, but the execution is challenging. We seldom take the time to plan effectively or understand the underlying reasons behind our current behaviors.

Understanding Habits

The key to real change lies in understanding our habits. Why don't we already budget or save? Why did we accumulate debt? Recognizing and addressing these habitual patterns is crucial for lasting change.

Embracing a New Approach

Instead of waiting for a new year, I advocate for embracing change in the present moment. This is where my 'Plan, Pursue, Protect' philosophy comes into play. It's about:

  • Planning effectively for change, setting realistic and achievable goals.

  • Pursuing these goals with determination, adjusting strategies as needed.

  • Protecting the progress made, ensuring that new habits are sustainable.

Make the Change 

Change is a journey, not a once-a-year event. It's about continuous growth and improvement. As we step into this new year, let's shift our focus from fleeting resolutions to sustainable transformation. Let's plan our changes, pursue them with vigor, and protect our achievements. This year, let's move beyond resolutions and embrace real, lasting change.

Plan Pursue Protect

Tailored Tip

Turn aspirations into actions; plan, pursue, and protect your goals every day.