Roger Harty: New Years Resolutions

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AS a wise Kerryman once said ‘A good place to begin is at the start’ so I would like to start with a good question.

The question is ‘What are we trying to achieve’?

The title says New Years Resolutions which by its very nature would suggest that whatever we are doing it has to be different from last year, perhaps with an extra bit of resilience and also entwined with the knowledge of why it didn’t work out last year.

There is no such thing as failure except the failure to try. The key to unlocking this might be in the title – the word Resolution.

First of all I believe it would be helpful to break it down into its two component words i.e.

Re – Solution.

In other words a definitive recognition of the fact that what I did last year didn’t work so I had better take a good look at what I am trying to achieve and try another way. A different solution has to be explored, assessed and activated.

As Fagan reminds us in the song from the film Oliver — I’m reviewing the situation— and I think I’d better think it out again.

A good phrase here is; ‘If you always do as you always did you will always get as you always got’

So if you want to achieve a Resoultion then you have to take on board a Re-Solution which in turn has to involve one key ingredient — Change.

It is important to note here that when we change the way we do things it automatically involves entering new territory which automatically triggers fear within the body.

This fear is pure psychological and is totally natural and if at all possible should be embraced as a necessary part of the journey. In fact ‘the fear feeling’ should remind you that you are on the right track.

Another helpful tip here is to ‘Google’ origin of the word Resolution. It is of French (14c) resolution and Latin resolutionem origin  meaning ‘breaking into parts’

To this end it is very helpful to break whatever resolution we want to achieve into smaller sections which we can call ————– Goals

Each Goal should be SMART






If you can add to this a little fun and also most importantly a reward system then this should help you achieve your results.

Best of luck and Here’s wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year

• Next week I am going to write about ———————– 10 Mighty Words.

One Comment

  1. I enjoyed reading this article Rodge
    And it is a great reminder of what I need to do