“How’s this interview going? Do you think you’re talking to a normal person here?”
In January, a gajillion Americans make the same resolutions, and by July, according to one study, only 46 percent are still sticking to them. Clearly, something is wrong—and if you ask me, it’s not the people, but the promises. Maybe when we “fail” to keep a resolution, it’s because deep down we know it doesn’t necessarily align with our truth.
Recently, I pulled out the list of resolutions I made for 2016 (which, of course, is almost exactly the same list I made for 1987) and contemplated it from a new perspective—that of a jaded crone. I asked myself, Do these goals resonate with me? Are they really what I want most in the entire world?
And you know what the answer was? No. So I thought about how I actually want to spend the next 12 months. Then I made brand-new resolutions:
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