I’ll be honest. I have ALWAYS liked the idea of a “new year.” My perception of this milestone is a fresh start, another “chance to get it right,” as, yes, Oprah Winfrey once was quoted saying. That said, as I have gone through more life experiences and I’ve come to the realization it is more important to plan for the future, but not be consumed by future goals or expectations. Does that mean that there isn’t any point in “New Year’s Resolutions?” Absolutely not. I am always trying to better myself – whether it be in my personal friendships and relationships, my career choices, or perhaps just how I handle certain situations. Make your resolutions. Do your absolute best to keep them; however, don’t be upset if you don’t or if you can’t. The most important thing is you WANT TO BETTER YOURSELF. Isn’t that all we can ask of ourselves…and each other?
If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't. – Palahnuik
Palahnuik also said, “it is only after we have lost everything, we are free to do anything,” which happens to be another one of my favorite quotes. Every year prior to the next one should be looked at like this.
Act as thought you have the freedom to do whatever it is your heart desires this upcoming year. Whether it be quitting smoking, training and completing a triathaon, losing those 10 extra pounds, or even picking up a new hobby like skateboarding….yes, skateboarding!
Cheers to a new year...the options are endless...use what you may not even realize you possess to have the best year yet!