It’s that time of year again: The beginning.
Every January we sit and try to determine what we can do to make better versions of ourselves. Suddenly, all our conversations start with the same question:
“What’s your New Year’s resolution?”
So many options to choose from: working out, saving money, paying off debts, starting a diet…
Everyone gets off to a great start for the first few weeks, but time after time we all stall out on our resolutions by February. Resolution just means there is something that needs to change and let’s face it: change is hard.
What is a resolution?
res·o·lu·tion | \ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən \
1 : the act or process of resolving: such as
a : the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones
b : the act of answering : SOLVING
c : the act of determining
When choosing a resolution, we all have to start by asking ourselves the hard questions:
What am I hoping to achieve?
Why is this resolution important to me?
Am I ready to take personal responsibility and make a change in my life?
What if we decide that change isn’t hard, it’s just different?
RESOLVE to take on a new challenge. Decide that your communication is important. Enough is enough:
I’m tired of feeling afraid of presentations.
I’m sick of hesitating to ask a question.
I’m fed up with worrying about communicating effectively with my patients!