Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Unresolved Resolutions

The odds are not in our favor. While 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% achieve them. Shall we throw in the towel now? There’s something about January that seems to set us up for failure. Why not just challenge ourselves throughout the year to do better? Perhaps sometime in 2018 choose one nonprofit that really interests you and commit to volunteering. Keep it simple.

Or you can go on Pinterest and find all these great tongue-in-cheek New Year’s resolutions just to keep things in perspective.

Here’s one list:

  1. Make vanilla pudding. Put it in a mayo jar and eat it in public.
  2. Hire two private investigators. Get them to follow each other.
  3. Wear a shirt that says “Life.” Hand out lemons on a street corner.
  4. Get into a crowded elevator and say “I bet you’re all wondering why I gathered you here today.”
  5. Major in philosophy. Ask people WHY they would like fries with that.
  6. Run into a store, ask what year it is. When someone answers, yell “It worked!” and run out cheering.
  7. Become a doctor. Change last name to Acula.
  8. Change name to Simon. Speak in third person.
  9. Buy a parrot. Teach the parrot to say “Help! I’ve been turned into a parrot.”
  10. Follow joggers around in your car blasting “Eye of the Tiger” for encouragement.

Happy New Year!

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