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As 2013 nears, are you making Resolutions or Commitments?

In the past, I have remarked on my innate resistance to making New Year's Resolutions. I believe these ideas of intention are born out of desperation to change something in our lives that isn't working, and don't offer much more than quivering hope and wishful thinking.

No 2013 resolutions for me ... no siree!!

However, I do have a desire to fulfill a promise I made to myself over 6 years ago ... to reach out to my Entrepreneurial MD reading community via my blog and share thoughts, ideas and questions. And to listen for and learn from your responses.

So I am going public with my 2013 Commitment.

I have found it increasingly hard to sit down regularly and write a short article for this blog. On closer inspection, this lack of activity has come about because I have fallen victim to a form of laziness --- "I'm too busy", "I don't have anything to say today", "I've got this deadline to meet and I must attend to it first" etc..

Sounds like many of us with exercise, correct?

My commitment is to get back into the habit of writing regularly ... as I was doing earlier in the year.

Keeping a commitment feels honorable; sticking to a resolution feels dutiful. Since I generally pride myself on keeping my word and following through (unless my memory fails me, which it does from time to time!), I can live comfortably with the idea that my regular blogging will represent me keeping apromise to myself ... and now to you!

[And guess what? - this only took my 15 minutes to write]

Are you a Resolutions or a Commitment person?

What choices do you want to make for 2013?

Here's to a wonderfully festive, enriching, life-affirming New Year and beyond!! 

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I have decided recently to write more, too. I had stopped writing for Senior Voice when I went on vacation last fall and hope to begin again. I also have some other things in progress that I need to get back to and stop procrastinating about finishing. I hope I get these done. I am working on one today. I thought about a blog, but I really don't have much to stay on a regular basis and it takes away from the time I need to spend on other projects.
December 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Jaeger
I will join you in that commitment Philippa. Happy New Year and I look forward to reading your posts!
December 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Nitsch MD
Good luck, Philippa. Happy new year!
January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam Ko
How are you keeping up with your commitments Stephanie and Barbara? And happy New Year to you Sam!
January 15, 2013 | Registered CommenterPhilippa Kennealy
We all make resolutions or commitments but only a few people stick to it. With strong determination and dedication it is possible to stick to those resolutions and achieve success. Another point is you must tell about your resolution to everyone so that they will remind you every time and motivate you to achieve the goal. A positive attitude and confidence will surely yield positive results.
May 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPerformance coaching

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