It’s not that there’s really a problem with the New Year’s resolution in and of itself.  The idea of being resolved starts with an event that happens inside our head where we tell our self that we are going to do something.  No big problem there. 

The potential for a problem exists because our new resolutions, which are in our head, are typically attached to some change we would like to see in our lives that happen outside of our head, in the world. 

Most often, the major problem with the resolution takes place between the moment we decide to undertake the resolution and the long-term implementation of the change we want.  And we all know that change can be tricky.