Typically the New Year is when many of us take inventory of ourselves and imagine all the things that we want to change. We make our annual “resolutions” being careful not to be overly vociferous about them or to shout them from the roof tops. After all, we don’t want to be exposed as a failure in the eyes of others.

So, a resolution becomes little more than an acknowledgement. But, at least it is the first step on the road to change.

Without digressing down a psychological definition, we must on some level be dissatisfied with our current state. Dissatisfaction is the best place to be; the more dissatisfied the better, for it prompts ACTION. Action leads to real change.

Rather than waiting for New Year’s to make resolutions to stop or start something, perhaps at this point we should try to review our personal level of satisfaction and see where that takes us.