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Resolutions and the Inevitability of Distraction

Happy New Year!

My kids, my friends, and my clients have been asking me about my New Year's resolutions for about a week now and instead, I've been thinking about other things.  Mostly on purpose because I'm kind of lazy and although I know I need change in my life, I don't really want to deal with the difficulty of it all.  Because as we all know, change is very difficult.

Whatever the reason you decide to change something in your life, you are probably already aware of just how hard change is to actually do.  Imagine trying to reverse the flow of a river.  Thousands of tons of force that began hundreds of miles away is virtually impossible to stop, much less force backward.  When we try and change our own personal behavior, we are dealing with years, if not decades of habit that developed from all of the influences in our lives:  our upbringing, our life experiences, our daily stresses, our tragedies, our triumphs, basically our personal history.  Change is uncomfo…