As we approach the New Year, I’m thinking about my personal resolutions for 2015. This year, I want to focus on making realistic resolutions, and to me, this starts with making conscious choices. I know, people hear the word conscious or consciousness and they instantly balk. It’s too Zen, hippie-dippie, and/or abstract for some. But conscious choices can lead to some of the most effective resolutions.
It’s Thanksgiving week. For Americans, it is said to be the time of year to reflect and give thanks for what we have. That’s the idea at least. But from the outside, I hear it looks a bit different. I have had the pleasure of working with colleagues all over the world, and more than one of them has asked me what the heck is up with this holiday. They say it kind of seems like we miss the point. Is it a time of thanks, or is it the time of year when Americans gorge ourselves in the name of gratitude, and then turn around and trample one another for bargains? It’s almost comical.