New Year’s resolutions are typically hollow, quick fix solutions that are not based on long term, incremental objectives. The ‘lose 30lbs in 30 days mentality’, as I call it, only leads to gaining back the 30 plus an additional 15 over the subsequent 9 months.
The post below from the HBR blog, however, has some common sense, myth busting ‘not to do’s’ that can be done incrementally throughout the year. The important lesson is that change begins in the mirror and is for the person in the mirror. The more you try to become all things, to all people, the less happy and effective it makes you for anyone.