Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Take the 2020 Challenge

I dare you.

When the next person asks you (and they will) about your New Year’s Resolutions, challenge them.

Challenge them.

Challenge them to tell you what they see happening in 2020.

They might say it is the same thing, but it is not. The challenge forces them (and us) to tell each other what results we see see happening this coming year. New Year’s Resolutions are often simply spontaneous wishes that we want.

What is the difference?

A New Year’s Resolution is often just a wish with no accountability. Almost everyone knows it really won’t happen.

Challenge Yourself

So instead, challenge yourself. A challenge is more of a contest with yourself or others. It is a call to action that requires a special effort. Challenging yourself or someone else requires a commitment that, if not kept, diminishes your reputation and character.

In other words, a challenge puts “skin in the game.”

Are you up to the challenge?

Or are you content to play the typical game of declaring a spontaneous wish that won’t last a week?

What will you challenge yourself with in 2020?

(c) 2019 Murfield International, Inc.




Loren Murfield, Ph.D.

I help decision makers re-engineer their thinking to do what others don’t, won’t or can’t. In Tampa? Contact me about my upcoming Mastermind, 16 Ways to Think Disruptively.

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