• Michael Dahdal

To Resolve

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


The word resolution literally means ‘to resolve’.

So it’s that time of year where everyone is throwing around his or her resolutions – but somewhere along the way, the resolution became some kind of outward projection akin to setting goals.

The resolution has now somehow come to represent inviting new things into your life as opposed to first getting your existing house in order.

One approach encourages you to project into the future and and the other asks you to reflect on your past and

present and ask yourself the question:

“What should I be doing, that I am currently not doing?”

You see, your mind doesn’t like unfinished business. It’s actually evolved to remember uncompleted tasks over completed ones.

So when you leave something unresolved, this creates an open loop, it’s lingering, always there, like a fly that won’t go away.

It breeds discontentment, maybe even guilt, because you’re not living up to your own expectations of yourself in a sense.

This misalignment is what keeps you up at night and chips away at your soul, little by little until eventually you fall into a state of hopelessness, everything seems beyond your control.

So if you’re not sure where to start this year, consider this - start by taking care of business.

Clean your room

Pay your unpaid bills and make a commitment to pay them on time.