The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly About New Year’s Resolutions


There’s context and there are blanket statements.

Every year. Every person. Don’t just want. Plan. Act. Succeed.


The Good: I’m going to work out at the gym for an hour every other day and stop eating after 8:00 PM every night.

The Bad: I’d like to lose a pound a week.

The Ugly: I want to lose weight.


The Good: I’m going to put $100 from every paycheck into my ROTH IRA.

The Bad: I’d like to open a savings account.

The Ugly: I want to save money.


The Good: I’m going to read for 30 minutes every night before bed at 9:00 PM.

The Bad: I’d like to read a book a week.

The Ugly: I want to read more.

Wanting without goals. Actions without recourse. Failure without success.

Reverse engineer the process. Be definitive.

OK, my turn.


The Good: I’m going to post at minimum once per day on Twitter and LinkedIn, regardless of potency.

The Bad: I’d like to write an article a day.

The Ugly: I want to write more.


The good. The bad. The ugly. Your turn.

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