Our Perspective on New Year Resolutions

Every end of year, many people make New Year resolutions about issues of significance to them. They resolve, promise, vow and make declarations to do or not do something or certain things in the new year and, possibly, beyond. What drives a person’s decision to make a New Year resolution? Is it the culmination of a year-long introspection and self-reflection or is it a frenzied declaration based on a sudden realization that the clock is about to strike twelve, marking the end of one year and the beginning of another? It should not matter, as long as the resolution is successfully implemented. However, in reality, most New Year resolutions fail for various reasons including, but not limited to, procrastination, poor thought process; poor planning; lack of discipline, focus, support, and appropriate resources.

For instance, resolving to lose weight, be fit, run a marathon, take control of your finances, change a habit, become a better steward of your time, break an addiction, get married, break the cycle of domestic violence, get divorced, modify child custody, modify child support and become a lawful permanent resident or citizen of the United States all require reflection, careful planning, focus, discipline, appropriate professional assistance and execution.

As 2019 comes to an end, many people might have already made or are about to make their New Year resolutions. Numerically, 2020 represents a year of clear vision. Whatever you choose as your resolution for 2020, we recommend that you include seeking appropriate professional assistance, while wishing you good health, happiness, joy, stability, peace, and prosperity in the New Year and beyond.