As the New Year approaches, it is a common act to make an inexhaustible list of “new year resolutions”. We start these off with soaring expectations and indeed genuine intentions to see them through the year but soon enough, we find that our expectations are cut off prematurely, leaving us with feelings of disappointment, unrealized hopes and even denial of the real situation.
“What happened?” we may wonder; how can one be so strong-willed with their goals yet fall short in achieving them? The reality of New Year resolutions is that we set them without careful evaluation and also we fail to assess how to realize them. For several years, I have deviated from calling my goals, New Year resolutions but rather my expectations and they have been largely accomplished.