Creative Way to Tackle Resolutions

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these:
 ‘It might have been’.” 

― John Greenleaf Whittier

It may seem a bit late in the year to be discussing New Year’s Resolutions, but actually, this is the time most of those carefully-considered resolutions are falling away like so much melting snow off a roof.  And the question is, do you still have confidence in your stick-to-it-ness?

If not, fear not! Paul Williams, brainstormer and blogger at Idea Sandbox, has a solution to salvage those resolutions – and it has to do with attacking your goal as you would for a big jigsaw puzzle: one piece at a time.  See his chart below, and in his blog.

Williams’ January 16 post has some serious words of wisdom, and encouragement, to get you on the creative track.  Check it out and let us know what you think by adding to his thoughts.  (Use the Comment tab at the bottom here.) There also are older posts in Idea Sandbox that lead to some very insightful creative suggestions.

Be sure to check out more resources at IDEAWorks® web site, including the “new and improved” IdeaBank – and let us know what you think.

The IDEAWorks Team – DeAndra and Brian

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2 Responses to Creative Way to Tackle Resolutions

  1. DeAndra + Brian,

    Thanks so much for finding this post interesting enough to share with YOUR readers! That’s awesome. You’re right… at this moment… some of our resolutions become less resolute… breaking what you want to accomplish into bite-sized chunks and working on those bits will help you achieve our overall goal.

    Thanks again for reading Idea Sandbox!

  2. Judith says:

    I thought that the concept of attacking goals one piece at a time is right on track. I think we all know this, but we get so busy that we forget to implement it from time to time, and it is always good to be reminded 🙂

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