My thoughts on how you should or shouldn’t approach your new year’s resolutions
First of all, a Happy New Year to all my blog readers. I hope you had fun however you celebrated it. I enjoyed mine in my house being the solitary soul that I am.
As I said last year, I hope you haven’t compiled a list of unattainable new year’s resolutions. You know deep down that you’re not going to stick to them. It’s like going to sleep on August 7th and believing tomorrow, on August 8th, you will instantaneously give up alcohol, partying, cursing and lose 11lbs. I can’t really make such resolutions anyway; I don’t really drink… or party and I weigh 8st 9lbs but I do curse. I won’t deceive myself and say I’m going to stop come January 1st. I’ll make it a target instead, by the end of 2012 I aim to have stopped.
This brings me back to the point I made last year – instead of setting yourself impractical resolutions, set yourself a sky high target. If January 1st must be that day, make it the day you smile and start on your path to doing your best to achieve it. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Talking of smiling, the new year has brought me two hilarious comments so far:
Me: Hey, Happy New Year. What do you think? Do you believe the world will end this year?
My work colleague: Yeah, it will end right after the opening of the 2012 Olympics.
As much as I hope that doesn’t happen, you have to admit that would be funny. Just when I thought this was the funniest thing I’d heard all week though, my friend topped it:
Me: Last year’s Wrestlemania was kind of rubbish, how can Cena and the Rock set a match for a whole year later(?)
My friend: No, how can you say that, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment was there. It wasn’t rubbish. The Rock is fantastic – I want the Rock to christen my son.
‘The Rock to christen my son,’ – I was in stitches of laughter. Laughter’s always good.
On the way to having a better year than last year and taking sensible steps to achieving your life goals – smile. A smile makes any situation better, it may not fix it but a happy heart will no doubt give you a better outlook on life. Be grateful for what you have on the way to earning more and most importantly at the end of 2012, don’t be upset at yourself for the numerous resolutions you had broken by January 10th. Rather, sit and reflect on the development you have made as a result of being realistic and setting yourself practical targets.
2012 can be yours if you don’t do the typical and go about it in a unique way. If you’ve been setting yourself the same resolutions for the last three years, maybe it’s time for a change in approach.
Remember, old ways won’t produce new results. Stop saying this is where you’re going to stop and perhaps tell yourself this is where I’m going start.
Happy New Year. I wish you all the best.