Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2015? A New Year’s resolution is when a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement beginning January 1st. It usually involves eating healthier, losing weight, volunteering more, drinking or smoking less, getting a better job or education, managing stress or debt, etc.
The problem with resolutions is that by Jan 30th . . . they are irrelevant! You have no time to squeeze anything new or different into your daily routine. “Why is that?” The reason is that the word “resolution” is a noun. A noun is referred to persons, places, things, or qualities. The word “noun” is often used as an attributing modifier. A modifier is a word . . . that limits or qualifies another word in the same construction. The word that resolution limits or qualifies is “resolving” . . . a verb, an action word.
The act of resolving is determined upon an action, a course of actions, a method, or a procedure. The word “resolving” means to deal with a question, or a matter of uncertainty. It also means done, settled, completed, resolved! Using the word, resolution, to describe your future actions limits you . . . while never leading you to resolving anything! Stop giving the word, resolution, any more power. Resolving is a daily action task, it is not just a once a year promise!