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Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

A Paradoxical Approach to

Continuity AND Transformation

Why is it so difficult to keep our New Year's Resolutions?

The new year is a traditional time to reflect on what has been going well and not so well and to commit to actions we believe will enhance the physical, spiritual, intellectual and/or emotional quality of our life.  We resolve to fix things (hopefully once and for all) and commit to a course of action that requires a deliberate shift in our time, energy and/or focus.  But often it seems that no amount of certainty in the correctness or doability of a given shift will ensure we actuall achieve, let alone sustain our New Year's stretch goals.  Indeed, many of us rarely get beyond creating our list of New Year's Intentions...

Take the example of resolving to be more present for our family and friends. Reflecting back on a year with too few vacations, too many missed social gatherings, ​and feeling disconnected from the people we care deeply about, we resolve to stop working late, say, "No," to that board position, and to curb back our professional ambition and drive that has been all too consuming. 

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