Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t

Resolutions, I once loved them. Not now.

Resolutions are a declaration of your end goals; get in shape, learn Spanish, find a new job.  Declaring something is the start of making it real, but does not actually make it real.

Resolve, the root of resolution is a verb. It requires action. The piece that is missing is not giving enough thought to what is driving you to want a resolution to be true and what it will take to make your resolution a reality.

Here’s what I know works to back up your declarations with action and increase your level of success. Read of all my eight tips in BOOM Jackson.

Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Root in Why.
  • Less is More When it Comes to What.
  • Make Your What a Non-negotiable Project.
  • Focus on Habits to Grow.
  • Unleash Your Strengths.
  • Patience.
  • Hooray for Failure. 
  • Fertilize, Prune and Weed.

This article can be read in its entirety in the January-February 2014 issue of BOOM Jackson.

Deirdre Danahar, is a business, leadership and life coach for entrepreneurs and creative professionals ( She’s a transplanted New Englander living in Jackson with her husband and alarmingly large cat.


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