We've noticed a trend where people are deciding not to set resolutions. There is a stigma in society in regards to setting goals and not seeing them through.
You see it at the gyms especially. Typically traffic picks up in January and dies down in March. So now, people say "I don't set New Year's Resolutions because I won't reach them."
Well, we say "SO WHAT." Failing to reach your goals, is okay because all brave people fail and fail often. If you read any of Brene Brown's books, she is a huge advocate for vulnerability and bravery.
Brene uses a quote by Roosevelt that sums it up pretty easily for us.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.…”
We encourage you to stand up for yourself, keep trying to achieve the big goals, the small goals, and the in-between goals. If you don't reach them, it only means you didn't reach them YET! Keep going, try again. We are in the arena with you, we've failed at our attempts too. All humans do.
Give yourself permission to be human.
While you are making decisions in your day to day life, ask yourself this..
"Does this choice help, empower, or positively contribute to my goals?"
You've got this!
The Method Team