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New Year's Resolutions: To Blab or Not To Blab?


MJ85

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Maybe it's just me...but it seems like New Year's Resolutions are a lot like wishes. They're alike in the sense that whenever you go telling everyone about the New Year's resolution that you've set for yourself for the coming year...that's it, your resolution is now doomed to fail!

 

What do you think - am I blowing smoke on this one, or is there perhaps some truth to it?

 

Discuss. :)

 

Mike

(Who is NOT revealing his New Year's Resolution for 2013 to anyone - just in case. :P)

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I think tell someone your resolution is just a way to get support for a task you doubt you can complete. I've played that scenario on myself more than once. Many unfinished tasks and projects sit in my office for just that reason.

 

My biggest successes have always come from not saying a word and simply doing it. (And for me, not telling is very hard.) Or by doing it out of spite. That's a good motivator.

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I tell my roomies my resolution, and they usually tell me theirs, that way we can try to help each other keep them, plus i think it helps them to understand when i get so into something what it is that I'm trying to accomplish.

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Resolve to do something opposite of what you want...when you fail, and you most likely will, you get what you want.

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I think it depends on why you're telling people. We mostly tend to share those resolutions we're not sure we're capable of accomplishing or that somehow intimidate us or that we're unsure of, looking for support. However, if each time you tell someone, what's foremost in your mind is how you can't get it done or how difficult it will be, you're drilling in the wrong psychology.

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btw we all know you're keeping it super hush-hush so that when you don't end up making it, you can just pretend you never made the resolution in the 1st place and no one would know... ;) way to be sneaky and insecure MJ, let us know when you're actually ready to make a change in your life and what that is.

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My biggest successes have always come from not saying a word and simply doing it.

 

Indeed. I think this can go hand-in-hand with what I'm getting at here. :)

 

:o @ the many unfinished tasks though!

 

I tell my roomies my resolution, and they usually tell me theirs, that way we can try to help each other keep them, plus i think it helps them to understand when i get so into something what it is that I'm trying to accomplish.

 

Hmmmm. This has potential too! :) Substituting a group of friends in the event one doesn't have "roomies" though. :P

 

Resolve to do something opposite of what you want...when you fail, and you most likely will, you get what you want.

 

But if you "resolve" to fail...and then actually do fail...doesn't that give you the opposite of what you really wanted to begin with? :P

 

I think it depends on why you're telling people. We mostly tend to share those resolutions we're not sure we're capable of accomplishing or that somehow intimidate us or that we're unsure of, looking for support. However, if each time you tell someone, what's foremost in your mind is how you can't get it done or how difficult it will be, you're drilling in the wrong psychology.

 

Another excellent point. :)

 

btw we all know you're keeping it super hush-hush so that when you don't end up making it, you can just pretend you never made the resolution in the 1st place and no one would know... ;) way to be sneaky and insecure MJ, let us know when you're actually ready to make a change in your life and what that is.

 

Wow, cut a guy down why don't ya? :P

 

My resolution is 1600 x 900

 

Hardy har har. :P FWIW though, mine is 1280 x 800. :)

 

Loving the discussion so far guys! :D

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