December 31: It’s New Year’s Eve, and you’re looking as much like a disco ball as possible! You’re kicking off the New Year with a flash of sparkle and some sequins. You could walk onto the floor of Saturday Night Fever and win just for showing up. You’re popping bubbly and toasting to the end of one incredible year while cheering on the next. You begin affirming resolutions, determined to turn a new page in your life.
We all know what it’s like to set New Year’s resolutions. We’re excited by the prospect of starting fresh, popping some bubbly and carrying out the long beloved, though oft begrudged, tradition of reaffirming our goals. Needless to say, by the end of March, disillusionment has inevitably kicked in. We haven’t yet increased our business revenue by 25 percent, potty trained the toddler or recreated our entire family tree in calligraphy. Too often daunted by the marks we set for ourselves, we give up. But fret not! We have some helpful tips for setting more practical objectives and expectations.