Kick your resolutions to the curb and set intentions instead. Just as it’s a tradition to set new year’s resolutions at the beginning of every January, it’s practically a tradition for most of those resolutions to be dead in the water by the middle of the month. Cause of death: overwhelming self-expectations, a lack of planning, and little accountability.
I caught a snippet on the news this week promising that Visa is working on resolving the excessive wait times suffered by consumers for point-of-sale chip approvals. The reporter went on to say that consumers are inconvenienced 10 seconds on average, and up to 33 seconds while transactions clear. I experienced at least five emotions in rapidity in response to what I’d heard; hilarity, disbelief, annoyance, sadness and possibility.
We happily dig into our pockets and pay our 25-cents due so that we can see the hidden details of the scenery, delighting in our ability to see beyond the naked eye alone. And although it’s nice to spend whole days people-watching from the pier, we’ve still got to be brave enough to dive into the tide headfirst, experiencing the other side of the lookout for ourselves.