Another year, another chance to fufill my goals.
But I’m not into making New Year’s REsolutions. I think, like most people, that they are an optimistic waste of time.
The real problem with NEw Year’s resolutions isn’t what every one says, that being that we just can’t hold ourselves to them.
That is a problem. But the truth is, if you really try, you can keep a resolution.
I have. As I’ve shared before, I’ve gone cold turkey ont hings, and I haven’t gone back to them.
I’ve sucessfully taken a break from doing certaint hings and eating or drinking certain stuff.
It can be done.
I think it’s a lame exuse to say Resolutions just can’t be kept. Improving yourself isn’t a bad idea.
But the problem I do see with this New Year’s thing is that it makes resolution a joke. OR at the very least a fun thing. Or, if not that, then a popular fad.
Which kills all power in the resolution.
Resolutions are never fun, they aren’t funny, they usually aren’t popular.
For example, I could resolve to go see every new superhero movie the day of its release. That’s not going to be that hard on a personal level, though financially it would be.
It’s not like that culturally unacceptable. No one’s going to call me a prude or anything if I do it.
But if I were to resolve never to watch television fora w hole year, I’m sure some people would call that overboard.
(Try it and see, it’d be an interesting experience.)
But making a resolution just because everyone else is doing it and it’s a tradition defeats the point.
One has to be serious about what they resolve. There has to be a real desire to change, and a real will to stick it out. Trust me, when there’s not , yo won’t last the week.
And any Christian would tell you, the grace of God is what makes it possible.
One can resolve and stick to it on mere will power, but that’s not the best way. It’s better to resolve something out of passion. Hiving the correct motivation to.
Those changes just aren’t made a whole lot. They’re the changes we all secretly wish the people around us would make, and wish also that we ourselves could make.
Humanity longs for change. None of us are always satisfied with who we are. Nor should we be.
I am no talking about hating yourself. I mean hating the thing that you do that are less than good. Or just mediocre.
Sometimes you have to hate the dumb things you do before you realize just how dumb they are.
I want to meet goals, but i don’t expect to change my habits all in one day or one week. So I make a dream list every new year.
I should review my old one and see if I did any of those things.
Until next time–Natasha.