Re Resolved Daily Challenge
When I spend a day snowboarding, I’m liable to fall. In fact, I very nearly intend to.
I’ve snowboarded for years. When I was 7, I began to toboggan standing, as sitting had lost its charm. Then my father told me about snowboarding. It sounded great. It was great. I could continue to challenge myself in perpetuity. And with each challenge was the risk of a fall. In fact, I came to realize that falling was an inevitable consequence of pushing myself. If I went the whole day without falling, I knew I’d “wussed out”.
I like to think that the same should apply to resolutions. If you’re keeping them, you must not be giving yourself hard ones.
-And that, my friends, is how you can use a post-hoc analysis to feel better about your failures.