SHARE YOUR #RAMPREZOLUTIONZ, AND LET’S KEEP ON TRACK TOGETHER!
According to Wikipedia, New Year’s Resolutions have their origins in ancient Babylonia. Since this piece is all about trying to keep resolutions, it seems a shame that I’ve already broken mine, which was to stop using Wiki as my point of reference.
Maybe we can learn from this.
The thing is, old habits die-hard. Many resolutions fail because we simply forget we made them in the first place. Or perhaps that’s just what we tell ourselves when we sneak that “one last puff”, or bash the living daylights out of the snooze button instead of blearily staggering to the treadmill at five-blessed-thirty in the a.m.
Don’t do this to your alarm clock or phone.
Getting healthy and/or losing weight tops the list according to statisticbrain.com, which also reports that almost 30% of all resolutions fail after only 2 weeks. Just my opinion, but that actually sounds low to me. (Maybe I should cross reference with Wikipedia. DOH!).
At any rate, the conventional wisdom is that keeping New Year’s Resolutions for an extended period of time is about as likely as a technically sound Mariah Carey performance. If I’d lost the 20 pounds I promised every year since, well, a long time ago, I’d likely be down to what I weighed as a toddler by now.
Me as a svelt toddler.
We make ‘em. We fail. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Keep them simple and attainable, then build off them as you experience success, and gain momentum. Don’t try to lose 20 pounds. Concentrate on five. Then the next five. That will be ten. Half way there. Then five more makes fift— you get the idea. I know it’s not as simple as that because even to lose the first five requires shifting how you behave each and every day. Worth it in the end, though.
Here at Ramp Communications, we’re dedicated to making the world a better place through branding and marketing campaigns that make a real difference for charities, fundraisers, and not-for-profits. And even though that’s our core raison d’etre, we resolve to do it better every year. We do it through consistently providing growth opportunities for our team, discovering new and innovative ways to tell our clients stories, and identifying ways to improve the quality of life in general.
If you’ve made a resolution, we invite you to share it below or use #RampRezolutionz. Make it an official declaration, anonymously if you’d prefer (but better to be brave!).