The “New Years Resolution” business model is flawed…

Jess Holliday
3 min readDec 31, 2016


You are not a bag of inadequacies to be critiqued or compared at an annual review meeting, your life is a mystery to be loved and lived for what it is. Instead of making resolutions to Be Better, better to simply drop the mindset of negativity, of must do better, that no longer serves you.

Give yourself the gift of compassion, humility and self-acceptance: you are perfect just as you are, and everything is happening just as it is meant to. Take a look back at the last 12 months and write yourself a list of what you achieved instead of how you could improve. Write yourself a Thank You letter — no one has to see it, just you.

Embrace all that you are with humility, and by letting go of that which no longer serves you, create the space for that which makes your soul sing to flood in.

HUMILITY “In order to own the light within us, first we must become willing to explore the shadow -and the bigger the light, the bigger the shadow. This exploration requires humility. Humility is a lifelong process. It begins with willingness. With courage. With vulnerability. It requires that you take a searching look at all that you are. Not just some of you. Not only the pretty parts. The light, the shadow. And everything in between. All of it. What comprises the shadow? Your past wounds. Your unfinished business. Your incomplete experiences. The sadness you didn’t cry. The fear you didn’t feel. The rage you didn’t express. The gripes you allowed to accumulate inside you. Self-hatred. Unworthiness. This is the undigested content that makes up the shadow. The shadow is anything you have been unwilling to embrace as part of yourself. If we are humble, we own all that we are. We bring our baggage into the light of awareness. And when we can do this, we become profoundly free.”

It is not about Doing Better, it’s about your state of Being. Life is about creation, not discovery: To Be whatever you want to be — your highest aspiration for yourself — and to produce the right and perfect conditions within which to create the experience of that.

From certain states of Being will spring a life so rich, so full, so magnificent and so rewarding that worldly goods and success will be of no concern.

Begin at once to imagine your life the way you want it to be and move to that. Check every thought, word and action that does not fall into harmony with that, and move away from those.

  • Align your thoughts with your highest visions
  • Align your words with your grandest ideas
  • Align your actions with your best intentions

Create opportunities to Be, Do & Have what it takes to know who you really are. You are free. Infinite. Infinite. Infinite.

What will you choose to Be?

Be Happy!

Quotes from “Discovering Your Soul Signature” 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Originally published at on December 31, 2016.



Jess Holliday

I write about self-realisation, spirituality, consciousness, practical philosophy, life-hacks and productivity.