Make 2020 the Year of Community

It’s that time. Time to make all the resolutions you’ll never keep! Time to think you’re a failure, time to get down on yourself, and time to perpetuate the cycle of negativity. Or maybe it’s time for something else.

Every year thousands of people try to start fresh at the beginning of the year by making resolutions. We say we are going to eat better, try to exercise more, or even relax more by meditating. But it rarely works.

According to the US News and World Report, 80% of people fail to keep their New Year’s Resolution, most by mid-February. 1To remedy this failure rate, people put forth numerous ideas. If you want more success, then try lowering your expectations – don’t set your goal on losing a hundred pounds. Just try to lose two. Try being more specific – you want to be able to do one more pushup by the next month. Or, to prevent failing at New Year’s Resolutions, stop making them altogether. But resolutions aren’t bad, and they come from a noble place. We all want to improve and get better. We all want to be better people. But we often fall short. One of the reasons is we try to do it alone.

Our culture praises self-reliance. We glorify independence, and we reward those who accomplish things themselves. But you can be more successful and efficient when you surround yourself with like-minded individuals.

Attitudes can be contagious. The Debbie Downers and Freddie Frowners can suck the life right out of you. Misery loves company. Let’s stop staying frustrated, cynical, and burned out this year and surround ourselves with a better community.

Our culture is starving for more than a connection. We want community and fellowship to journey with during the good and bad times. Don’t travel through this year alone. Develop your community to be better.

Kick off your year right. Build your community here.

1 https://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/why-set-yourself-up-for-failure-ditch-new-years- resolution-do-this-instead.html

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