Today, Dani Johnson shared the following statistic. Only 8% of people accomplish anything on their list of New Year’s Resolutions (Journal of Clinical Psychology).
Undaunted, I made my list for this year. It was a great list with important goals. Achieving them would certainly make life better for me and those around me.
But the list wasn’t perfect and I only wanted ideal goals.
Time to review and remove some.
- I wasn’t committed to realizing some, so they were removed.
- Others were too expensive, so scrap them;
- I discarded a couple because they’re probably unobtainable;
- Then there were the less-than-ideal goals.
What remained was . . . nothing. Not a single resolution I’d written down was perfect or ideal.
Waiting to set only perfect goals leaves me with an excuse to set no goals. If John F. Kennedy had waited for perfectly ideal and attainable goals, no American would have walked on the moon, July 20, 1969.
Maybe you’re waiting until you’ve selected and designed the perfect what I call a Romantic Interlude for your sweetheart.
We both know, no idea is flawless. Waiting for perfection means you’ll continually postpone romancing your sweetheart because your ideas aren’t “ideal”.
Instead of dodging the creation of a Romantic Interlude, try this.
- Read through back through several of these blogs for ideas.
- Select one you like.
- Follow the suggestions and create that Romantic Interlude with your sweetheart.
You have nothing to lose.
If it doesn’t go well, blame me. If it goes well, take all the credit and initiate another Romantic Interlude.
Don’t wait for the optimal moment or perfect Romantic idea. Come up with an imperfect Interlude and commit to its accomplishment. Whether it’s effective or not, learn from the experience and do it again.
Commit to the process, to the goal, and make this the year of Romantic Interludes in your relationship.
Here’s to more romance and Romantic Interludes with your sweetheart this year. Robert