I was asked yesterday what my New Year resolutions were. The answer was simple I had promised not to resolve anything that I knew I would forget very soon.
This is the time of the year when gyms sell more new memberships than any other time of year. Membership of groups helping you lose weight increase in number, but they soon go back to where they were before.
Please do not get me wrong I do from time to time promise myself I will do something but I do so always at a time when I have a very real desire to do just that, not because I feel the need because others are doing similar.
This way I find that because I really do want to make changes I will be motivated to do so.
There is a beautiful true Zen story that tells of just such an example.