Resolutions don’t work, but here’s mine anyway for 2022

Alexei Sorokin
3 min readDec 8, 2021

I failed at my previous “resolution” efforts. Here’s why I think they don’t work:

  • It’s common to set resolutions around some meaningful date, like the New Year. Well, it’s just another day. The feeling of symbolism and clean start is overrated.
  • If you feel strongly about a goal of some kind, then you should be getting on it with it anyway. You should’ve been getting on with it yesterday. Or maybe — and that’s ok — you’ve procrastinated and will finally start in the coming weeks. There is no need to articulate…
Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day. More here: