Image consultant Drew Sisselman gives his best advice about keeping your New Year’s resolutions and finding your perfect style in the new year.
A: I will publish at least one book this year. I plan to do that by writing every day, and if I’m stuck, I’ll do a creativity exercise to stimulate material.
Q: What is a common resolution you hear from people?
A: That they want to update or transform their style or image and reorganize their closet. Others are “I want to meet my soul mate” or “I will change careers.”
Q: Why do you think people fail to keep their resolutions?
A: They’re too focused on the word “resolution” (its inherent pressure or fear of failure) and lose sight of why they are making their resolution, like, “I want to look more fashionable,” or “I’m frustrated trying to figure out what style works for me.”
Q: What is one action a person can take to stick to their resolution?
A: Commit to a fulfillment structure like a coach or specialist in that area to help you realize your goal. Keep something present as a visual inspiration or verbal affirmation.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is struggling?
A: Ask yourself, “What would I feel like if I accomplished that goal?” or more importantly, “How much suffering and frustration have I already endured by not achieving it?”