One of the things science has shown us is that making resolutions in early January is almost a waste of time. And that includes gardening resolutions I’m afraid.
Gym memberships explode the first week of January and by the end of February, they’re empty again.
Weight loss programs fill up and the same effect happens. It seems the failure rate of New Year’s Resolutions is incredibly high – as in approaching 100%.
- I’ve done it.
- You’ve done it.
- We’ve all done it and if we’re honest we’ll likely do it again.
Or maybe not.
Unless you have a group of folks helping you.
I no longer make my decisions about change in January.
I make one when I need to and stick to it until it’s a habit (science proves you can only change one thing at a time. The odds go down every time you add another change and if you’ve got three things you’re trying to change – the chances of you doing even one of them is virtually zero.
I’m making one resolution for a major change in my garden. That’s it. Just one.
And I encourage you to do the same thing.
But here’s the thing. I’m going to need some help keeping mine – and you’re going to need some help keeping yours. See where I’m going with this?
An Invitation In Four Steps
- Think about your garden. What’s one thing you’d like to do differently that will make a major change to your garden?
- This is a LOT tougher than it sounds.
- You’re going to focus on improving and changing one garden habit or big thing this year.
- Something you’ve been putting off or not doing well
- Start a new post in the forums with your goal.
- Update it regularly telling us about how you’re doing (and more importantly not doing so we can help you)
- Check out others goals – help them with suggestions, comments and encouragement. (Yeah, I’m going to want them all too so…)
- Report regularly – even if it’s a negative report.
Work at this all summer. Make it happen.