People get caught up in the idea of the New Year; the lights, parties, Times Square, the countdown. In a very real way it’s a magic moment, counting down to a brand new year, and we hope, a brand new you.
But let’s be honest, January 1st is just like December 28th or January 12th; an ordinary day.
It’s difficult to match the energy of making a resolution on NYE and maintaining it on March 1st. That’s why resolutions often fail. The process of building new habits is a series of ordinary decisions stretched over equally ordinary days, not a magic moment countdown to a new you.
This is a good thing though. It teaches you that change is a process and is rarely, if ever, instant. That transforming your organization, your relationships, your life will feel like an ordinary decision on an ordinary day over and over again…
But on December 31st, 2012, you’ll be able to say you had an extraordinary year.