Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Two New Resolutions!

Today someone commented, "I always make a bunch of New Year's Resolutions and then rarely follow through on all but one or two of them. It's a worthless exercise." My response was, "Done that way, it probably is." Turns out that most people's brains have two cerebral hemispheres (a tiny percentage of brains appear not to have two--only one). When you are trying to make a decision, it's typically thought to be more effective to weigh only two variables at a time. Two hemispheres, two options. My brain's opinion is that the same thing may apply to New Year's Resolutions. If you give your brain a bunch of resolutions, it may drop off all but two of them (as it tends to do with multiple variables in decision-making). Therefore, you may be light-years ahead to select one or two specific and key resolutions. Period. Then utilize your brain willpower to follow through on achieving those one or two goals. Not only are you more likely to realize those goals, but also think about how many long-term improvements you can make as the years go by. What is my number one resolution? I choose to continue daily blogs for 2013 . . . even though they take a great deal of time and energy. Smile.

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