I just uploaded a video I shot on January 1.

How do we succeed with resolutions? I have some ideas about successful resolutions.

There are differences between goals (or, resolutions) that give you success (HAPPINESS!) and those that don't.

Happy people tend to set and achieve goals, and unhappy people are focused more on survival. But that is in the way they construe the world.

In concentration camps of World War II, some people actually thrived, Viktor Frankl being the best-know but certainly not the only one. It has to do with the quality of goals that individuals set.

Don't get caught up in the wrong goals! Don't lose a lot of time and effort pursuing goals that do not bring happiness!

So here is the video, please "like" it if you do find it helpful, and also share it with others.


The act of sharing brings more lasting happiness, and helping others is a key component to a meaningful life.

What do you think?

By |2014-01-05T22:55:41+00:00January 5th, 2014|Articles|5 Comments

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  1. lana smith January 6, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    very good video.
    However, I could not find the link for setting goals and achieving goals. I would like to attain the article that was offered. I work with chronic pain clients. This subject would be helpful to them
    Thanks you, Lana

    • Dr.J January 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      I will get this done before midnight tonight!!!

  2. Laura Schreiner January 6, 2014 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for this video. I’m an LCPC facilitating a free workshop for women this week on getting your New Year’s Goals Into Perspective and this info. fits the bill to a tee. I’ll be integrating it with my life assessment that I hand out to them after they think they have their goals nailed down, which are usually 99% extrinsic until we dig a bit deeper. I appreciate your perspective and thank you for all you do….I’m a fan!

    • Dr.J January 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      Many thanks, Laura, heart warming. Glad it was helpful.

  3. Marilyn Webster January 9, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    I am a homemaker. I learned from this video and believe you have taught true principles. Thanks so much for teaching with clarity in a short time. Marilyn

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