Monday, January 7, 2008
I have a condition. It is called ADRD. Attention Deficit Resolution Disorder. This self-diagnosed condition is a family trait and something I am not proud of. I make a resolution and do pretty well the first week. Slowly I forget and by the end of the month my life is back on my former track. This was first pointed out by my brilliant sister "Trixie" who told me how she combats this disability. Her new years resolutions are now made so that she can accomplish them in a week or two such as: "This year I am going to go to the bank and open a savings account" Then she goes and opens the savings account the next day and bam - she accomplished her New years goal - not guilt but pride is her reward.
Genius. That is all I have to say. If you suffer from Attention Deficit Resolution Disorder there is now hope - and this is how: when I make a fitness goal I chop it up into weeks "this year I am going to work out at the gym every week" turns into "I am going to work out 5 days in a row." I accomplish it, have great self esteem and can make a new goal. How does the saying go? "Eat an elephant a day at a time?" by swallowing resolutions in smaller increments you wont end up looking like the proverbial elephant you are attempting to swallow.
I am now trying to apply this in other decisions I make. I made a goal to read the Book Of Mormon through this year. I considered my condition of resolution disorder and decided to tweak it a little. I am going to finish it this week. I read a book a week easily. So wish me well.....