Happy New Year. Now What? The last two years have left us wondering what’s next. We’re in a liminal phase waiting for something new to emerge. We hope to cross a threshold to a better room, but we don’t know how, and we don’t know where we’re going.
How do we craft meaningful New Year’s resolutions in the context of so many uncertainties?
According to the internet, the most common resolutions are exercise more, lose weight, get organized, learn a new hobby, live life to the fullest, save money, quit smoking, spend more time with family and friends, travel more, read more. We’ve probably heard these before.
When I hear these resolutions, I conjure an image of God and Lucifer. They go into a bar. God says, “Look at the humans, aren’t they cute? They make the same resolutions year after year, and nothing changes!” Lucifer says, “Hey God, have you heard this one? New Year’s resolutions go in one year and out the other.” God and Lucifer laugh and pony up to the bar.
All kidding aside, are we setting ourselves up for failure with the same old resolutions?