Don’t Make Resolutions, Make Revolutions.
It’s 2014 and, chances are, you’ve set New Year’s resolutions that will lead you towards a better life. Perhaps you want to be skinnier, more organized or better at saving. Whatever it is, hats off to you for wanting to be better tomorrow than you are today.
Unfortunately, setting those New Year’s resolutions is probably a waste of your time. Research shows that 92% of people say they fail at achieving their New Year’s resolutions. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, than 45% of the American population (the actual percent of people who set new year’s resolutions every year) is officially crazy. Since the current routine is clearly broken, I believe it is time for a more potent alternative.
This year, don’t set New Year’s resolutions; make revolutionary decisions.
Revolutionary decisions are radical choices that disrupt your current trajectory and propel you in the direction of the future you deserve. These are decisions like taking that new job, starting a family or walking away from the man who has failed to demonstrate the same type of commitment to you that you have shown to him. Revolutionary decisions are always relative to your current situation, but one thing they all have in common is that they will rattle your existing state of affairs and rock your world for the better.
Revolutionary decisions work for two reasons. One, they force you off autopilot, compelling you to adopt new behaviors that will work in your favor. Otherwise, it is all too easy to remain in situations that are less than you deserve simply because you are stuck in existing routines. Two, revolutionary decisions refocus you on the actions that really matter. While your day-to-day routines are important, the outcome of a given year can usually be traced back to a handful of critical decisions made over the course of a year. The commitment to make revolutionary decisions will force you to analyze your life and zero in on the 3-5 decisions that will actually shape your year.
For most people, New Year’s is a time of change. Why not let your first change be the way you approach 2014 in general? This year, bypass the customary resolution setting, which will be a distant memory come February anyway, and make the critical choices that will revolutionize your life today.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"