Okay, it's that time again – when we close the chapter on this year and set resolutions for the year to come. It's often a bittersweet time for those of us who still haven't accomplished last year's resolutions. I, personally, never make a New Year's resolution, only because every day I wake up with a new idea or project for my life. It's kind of my thing. But for those of you who are making your list, I would like to offer one piece of advice: Consider changing your perspective before you change your actions.
As a motivational speaker, I am a firm believer that a changed attitude is so much more effective than a changed to-do list. If every year I am making a resolution to lose fifty pounds, there is really nothing new that is going to make that work unless I change the old perspective and attitude that got me here in the first place. Does that make sense?
Maybe your resolution is to leave that no-good-rotten-cheating-stinking boyfriend who brings you nothing but trouble 'cause you swore you were going to leave him last year, and the year before that, and you didn't. Writing it down on a piece of paper is not going to magically make it work. Or it would have worked last year. Something inside has got to change before your actions. You have to get a new perspective. You have to come at this problem from a different angle. Change your view.
Try it. You just might find it works.