How resolute are we in our resolutions?

    For many the new year marks for them a fresh start.  I’m sure that many of us have already made and broken  “New Year’s resolutions.”  Check out this definition from Wikipedia:

“A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year’s resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a New Year’s resolution generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.”

    On the surface level it is probably hard to find fault with this concept.  We should encourage one another to make commitments to goals, projects and reformation of habits.  Yet, we all know that we more than likely won’t stay resolute in our commitment to this change.  Continue reading