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Published:December 28th, 2007 17:57 EST
Making New Years Resolutions Revolutionary

Making New Years Resolutions Revolutionary

By Deremiah *CPE (Mentor/Columnist)

That's right!  No more New Years Resolutions.  Just Revolutions.  Have you ever seen a New Years resolution that ever changed anybody's life?  I can't say I have, and if you have, please let me know.  As we come out of 2007 get ready for something AMAZING to happen.  You see, life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Whatever you expect with conviction normally happens.  They say 7 is the number of completion (7 days in a week).  Therefore, 2008 brings us "New Beginnings" and what better way to start a New Year off than with a REVOLUTION. 

The BIG Lie theory 

Most people have good intentions when they make their New Years Resolutions.  Well, I did...what about you?  That's what I thought...you're trying to reach your goals, too.  If we think about it, no one really intends to lie, it just sort of happens.  Well, let's look at this New Year’s resolution thing.  Last time I reviewed it, the whole object was to set a goal and fulfill it.  So here's my Big Lie theory.  I think most people are just too ambitious at heart but very poor goal setters.  I mean seriously ---no one's trying to fail--- we just aren't setting realistic expectations.  So how do we change this *RFS...Repeated Failure Syndrome? 

Edison didn't acknowledge failure and Franklin accidentally started a Revolution

Our failures weren't really our intention, they just happened.  And that's how I think you should approach 2008.  Let's think about it.  When we tried to be intentional in setting New Years resolutions in the past, we failed.  Or we could say like Thomas Edison the great inventor said..."I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work".  So now that we've found what doesn't work, let's do like Benjamin Franklin and accidentally start a Revolution.  Since being intentional with New Years Resolutions isn't working, let's change our lives by accident.  So let's start a revolution.  That's right-- let's revolt against all of the things we can't stand and want to change.  

Resolutions lack Revolutionary Power.

I think the other problem is that our resolutions lack power and they are too soft to bring about change.  Our resolutions don't have the intensity of a Boston Tea Party or the resentment of the STAMP ACT, which were two of the many earlier issues that evoked the revolution.  When people truly get tired of a thing they don't make resolutions... they Rise up and REVOLT.  So when are you going to rise up and revolt against the things you don't like about yourself?  When are you going to rise up and throw the tea over the edge into the harbor and say you've had enough?  Finally, when are you going to grow tired of the way your behavior is taxing you and choose to do something Revolutionary?

So why aren't people Revolutionary?  It's easier to start a Resolution.  Resolutions are safer and easier to control.  Plus, when resolutions get too demanding or hard for us to achieve we can easily walk away and quit.  A Revolution can get out of control and sometimes people die trying to reach their goal in a revolution.  I'm not totally sure why people do New Years resolutions year after year, but I believe that if we knew better we'd do better.  This year I'm starting a New Years Revolution.  Want to join me?  Remember there are no real problems, only a failure to be more creative than we've ever been. If you invent your opportunity, you'll create your future. 

Is there anything else I can do for you?

Your Servant, Deremiah, *CPE

(c) 2007 by Deremiah *CPE, Customer Passion Executive

Deremiah *CPE, Customer Passion Executive.  A "Top 25" Marketing Expert on Marketingprofs.com.  This Nightingale Conant Award-Winning Speaker, Artist & Inventor, has shown hundreds of Customer Passion Evangelist, CEO's, Consultants and Sales people how to use his simple but tremendous techniques.   Using the Servant's Mentality to expand the footprint of many companies as he increases customer relationships and simultaneously helps At-Risk Children in the communities where you do business every day. Reach Deremiah at www.byderemiah.com.