It’s that time of year again… time to declare resolutions that I know I won’t keep for more than a week. But today, instead of sharing with you all my big plans to lose weight, learn Mandarin Chinese and stop texting at the dinner table, I’m going to share a few shopping resolutions. Ones that I will do my best to keep… at least until May.
What if you could increase your productivity? Give up a bad habit like smoking, chewing your fingernails or overeating? Be more organized? Would your business benefit? Of course it would. There are lots of business and self-help books out there that promise to make you a better, more successful person. And they often say the same thing: suck it up. Get some discipline. Stop eating crappy food. All you have to do to be a better person is… be a better person. If we could all just garner the moral fortitude to be perfect, these books would be obsolete. But we’re human, not perfect, so we keep buying them in the hopes that they’ll tell us something different so that we can actually achieve perfection.