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# "Questolutions": A Simple Way to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

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Another new year, another list of resolutions... that you're probably not going to stick to. One simple tweak can make your resolutions actionable. Here’s how and why.

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### "Questolutions": A Simple Way to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

1. 1. QUESTIONS TO GET THINGS DONE   THE POWER OF
2. 2. WITH THE NEW YEAR COMES . . .
3. 3. AND
4. 4. RESOLUTIONS ARE A BIT LIKE A MOTHER-IN-LAW   IN FACT
5. 5. BUT (AS WE ALL KNOW) WELL-MEANING... BUT OVERLY DEMANDING. IMPOSSIBLE TO SATISFY. OPPRESSIVE.
6. 6. RESOLUTIONS SET US UP FOR FAILURE
7. 7. WHERE ARE YOUR RESOLUTIONS GOING TO END UP?
8. 8. AND SO I PRESENT, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION . . .
9. 9. THE QUESTOLUTION
10. 10. WHAT ON EARTH COULD IT BE?
11. 11. A QUESTOLUTION = A RESOLUTION   PUT IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION
12. 12. QUESTOLUTION: HOW MIGHT I   GET IN BETTER SHAPE THIS YEAR?
13. 13. RECENT STUDIES SHOW WE’RE ACTUALLY MORE MOTIVATED TO ACT IF . . .
14. 14. . . .WE ASK OURSELVES QUESTIONS   INSTEAD OF GIVING OURSELVES COMMANDS
15. 15. BUT WHY?
16. 16. QUESTIONS ARE MORE ENGAGING THAN STATEMENTS   Questolution Advantage #1
17. 17. A QUESTION IS LIKE CHALLENGE A OR A PUZZLE
18. 18. INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT OFF
19. 19. QUESTIONS Questolution Advantage #2
20. 20. “WHAT IF I WERE TO FIND NEW WAYS TO EXERCISE?”
21. 21. OR…
22. 22. YOU ALMOST CAN’T HELP TAPPING INTO YOUR IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY. . .
23. 23. . . . AS YOU TRY TO MAKE A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE MORE “DOABLE.” . . . AS YOU
24. 24. QUESTIONS ARE MORE SHAREABLE Questolution Advantage #3
25. 25. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR PROCLAMATIONS YOUR PREDICTIONS OR
26. 26. BUT EVERYBODY BECAUSE . . . RESPONDS TO A QUESTION