journalofnothing

CNN’s Get Motivated List

In 1 on January 3, 2010 at 6:31 am

So the number one tip for making change happen this year is……drum roll please….set smaller goals!!!!

And guess what number 6 on the list is. Know thyself.

Maybe I’m a little slow, but how does one set ANY goals without first knowing thyself?

And herein lies the problem with most motivational, change-based, self-help programs.

There is rarely a self involved. Why?  Because it is easier to buy and sell something outside of us, that lacks true intimacy, that comes with a time frame or deadline.

I will also add that too often resolutions are about changing what’s wrong about ourselves instead of waking up one day and seeing our own promise and seeing how the world needs to change.

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