Have you broken your New Year's Resolution already? Beating yourself up about not having the willpower to "stick with it"? According to Ruth Chang, professor of philosophy at Rutgers, maybe you're not choosing your resolutions well. Here's the core of her message: "what you should choose is always determined by facts in the world about which option has more value--facts that, if only you were smart enough to discover, would make decision-making relatively easy."
"But the assumption is false...instead of looking outward to find the value that determines what you should do, you can look inward to what you can stand behind, commit to, resolve to throw yourself behind."
So it's not about asking yourself how does everyone else want you to be different but about looking at what kind of person you CAN and WANT to be.
For more information, check out Ruth Chang's TED talk "How to Make Hard Choices" which has been viewed more than 2.8 million times. Oh yes, and happy new year from the Wellness Center!