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I Solemnly Resolve, To Change How I Look At My New Years Resolutions

Have you ever played 9 Dots? Making a New Year’s resolution is like playing
9 Dots. It looks easy enough, and it sounds easy enough, but then we find it hard to complete. Here is what nine dots looks like:

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The rules are quite simple. Connect all 9 Dots with four straight lines. Do not lift your pen from the paper once you have started. Simple! (Go ahead… try it now).

Keeping a New Year’s resolution feels like 9 Dots. We begin – we get the feeling we will not be successful – we give up, for the moment. Maybe we try again–maybe not. Maybe we try a few times, and then under our breath we mutter, “forget it.” Then we feel like we have failed.
According to the Huffington Post, only 8% of those making a New Year’s resolution…

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About the Author

Deacon Dan Powers

Deacon Dan Powers is assigned to Holy Spirit Parish in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a retired Army Sergeant Major, as well as a retired clinical family therapist, and former Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is married to Ninga, a retired Social Worker. They survived raising two teenagers who are now adults, and have three grandchildren.