The following post was written by Marilyn Hunt, Membership and Retention Coordinator at Woman’s Center for Wellness
There is something so magical to me about the new year; I am filled with hope as I dream of opportunities for growth in the upcoming year. As someone whose business it is to help others achieve a lifestyle of health and wellness, I sometimes wonder why so few of us actually achieve the New Year’s resolutions we set out to accomplish on January 1. I do not believe our failure is due to laziness or unattainable goals but more likely due to a lack of planning (insert my father’s voice here saying, “You don’t plan to fail, you fail to plan…”).
Since I have an abysmal track record when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, this year I decided I had to change my mindset; viewing resolutions as any other goals I would set throughout the year. A dream or a resolution is something we would like to achieve, whereas a goal is something we are working to achieve; in other words, passive versus active engagement. So, how would I go about shifting my dreams to reality?