I admit it, I failed on most of my New Year Resolutions!
I started out strong, but then ran out of motivation. 2010, while a good year financially for me, was a bad year on a developmental level.
That’s why I decided to buck the trend of stating a defined list of resolutions and instead go for a more Holistic Approach to my New Year goals.
Before I go to explain what I mean by taking a holistic approach to my New Year goals, let me review the results of my 2010 Resolutions:
- Losing Weight While Saving Money – While I didn’t get bigger, I also didn’t lose the desired weight. So I stalled on this particular goal. This was my biggest disappointment!
- Stop Being a Pack Rat – This resolution I was able to conquer! This is the only resolution that I was able to beat!
- Maximizing Who I Am – This is my biggest defeat. I didn’t maximize who I am at all!
So in conclusion, in 2010 I started with high expectations, but I ended up disappointed.
A brand new plan, the Holistic Approach:
By Holistic Approach, I basically mean that I’m not going to compartmentalize my life into individual buckets! Instead I’m going to create everything as just a typical part of the process, and consider everything as a entire system. That way I just don’t do well in one area while neglecting the other areas.
Next, I will try to optimize the process so that it can be accomplished and in such a way that it’s bearable or at least tolerable.
So for example, I really don’t like the previous resolution of “Losing weight”. So I will enhance my experience by listening to a song that will get me pumped up and make me want to work out!, or workout with friends, or maybe my kids…
A bonus is that I have every trick and can use new ideas to accomplish goals at my disposal!
I admit, I’m kind of winging it here, this will be an entirely new way to approach my goals. This will be a lifestyle change for me, or at least I believe that it will!
If you are interested in seeing a more traditional and enumerated New Year’s Resolutions, check out the list at the Financial Samurai’s site called Financial Samurai Goals And Resolutions for 2011. It’s very impressive!
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