It’s a week into the New Year. Your pants are uncomfortably tight and the number on the scale is in the wrong zip code. Trying to right the ship you resolve – swear — to never again eat another chocolate chip cookie — or maybe you’ve taken an oath to lay off potato chips forever or to go to the gym six days a week at 6AM.
Resolutions Can Be Tricky
Count yourself among the legions of people who have a specific end game in mind and then set broad – huge – resolutions and goals to try to get there. Those resolutions and goals usually aim for perfect achievement – something that’s virtually impossible to accomplish.
Aiming For Perfection
Be honest. You know that aiming for perfection means lining yourself up for a big time fall. Inevitably, you end up feeling awful when you step over the theoretical line – or maybe it’s more like you fall off the cliff. Why must sticking to a resolution or accomplishing a goal be done that way? Perfection, in this case, is really the enemy of good. In the real world, isn’t movement toward achieving your goal good enough?