This time of year, I get a lot of people telling me this year won't be any different than last year. They wanted to lose weight last year. They made a plan last year. They stuck to the plan last year (for a while, at least). They workout out. They cultivated mindfulness. They DID ALL THAT -- LAST YEAR and here they are in the same spot.
So...based on that, "What," they ask me, "would be different about this year?"
And the only answer I can come up with is -- You are. You are a different person than you were a year ago when you did those things. You are older, smarter, dumber, more or less attached to a particular outcome for your life. But one thing I know for certain -- you have changed.
And since you are the magic ingredient in the equation that means maintaining that healthy weight (or not), I am sticking to the position that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. Only you know for sure if you are going to create mindfulness today -- it is all completely up to you. What kind of a conversation do we want to be having next year at this time? The creation of that conversation start with your choices today.