January 9, 2013

Its about that time...

It’s that time of year when people make resolutions.  But will resolutions actually help you?  Maybe, maybe not. 

Resolutions are meant to help us become better people.  Unfortunately they often transform themselves into horrible nascent little guilt trips that we will endure every day that we remember to.  So as you approach your harp resolutions make sure they work for you –

1.       Select a single resolution, not a group of them – you are much more likely to succeed if you have one to focus on. This should work no matter what your resolution is – whether it is a harp resolution or not.

2.        Define you resolution so that it is specific (don’t leave at “I will practice more” – make it “I will strive to practice for an hour every day” or “I will get up half an hour early to practice before I go to work”)

3.       Make a concrete plan to implement the required work to achieve your resolution – don’t leave it to chance.

4.       Be sure to schedule a time in the future to check in with yourself and see how you’re progressing.   No need to go through all the effort of designing a resolution if you don’t verify you’re moving toward it!

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