'Tis the day before the New Year and all through the net
You’ll find pages of resolutions that still go unmet.
And that, once again, is the end of my poetry. What about all those resolutions, intentions, commitments that after a few weeks disappear into the ethers? If our pattern is to make resolutions that will likely lack follow through, why bother in the first place? What about a more simplistic approach? For example, take a little time to review and reflect on the year that was. Then ask, what aspects have been positive that we can bring with us going forward? Some folks who are very goal oriented may set time lines, short and long term objectives for what they want to accomplish in the new year, which is great. I, however, am not one of those people.
As indicated, I prefer to keep it simple. I look at what worked well and then try my best to do more of what worked. This doesn’t mean I don’t have hopes, dreams or things I’d like to accomplish. It means building on what works well and leveraging my strengths towards achieving what I want by-passes any pressure that comes from resolution making.
That’s what I would do. What would you do? We all need to do what makes sense for each of us as individuals, not follow the crowd. That said, I wish all of you the happiest, healthiest and most meaningful year of all.
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughn
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