Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Resolutions?

Well, it is that time of year.  Time to make New Year Resolutions.  A lot of people go through this ritual every year.  We recognize that we need to make changes in our lives, and the new year offers a new beginning of sorts.  I use to make New Year Resolutions along with everyone else.  Doing so was almost a tradition.

If you get my drift, I haven't been making New Year Resolutions in quite some time.  I always had trouble keeping them.  I would get off track, get discouraged, and then forget about them.  I probably made my resolutions too lofty, too hard to obtain.  Maybe I would resolve to lose 50 pounds.  A better resolution should have been to loose one pound a week, both an easier resolution to meet and one that takes much less time to meet.  Knowing that does not mean I am going to make better New Year Resolutions this year, although I probably should.  To be honest, I have a fear that I would be just setting myself up for failure, again.  I don't want to put myself through that.  The thing is I would feel so good about myself if I succeeded with a resolution.  Once you do succeed at one, you might be inspired to make another resolution.  You then may start a positive cycle of successful resolutions.  The sky would be the limit.  The hard part is taking that first step, making that first resolution that could result in making a whole new life for yourself.  That is the dilemma I am facing.  Should I not make a resolution, and avoid failure, or should I make a resolution, risk failure, and give myself an opportunity to succeed?  What I end up doing will make this year a very interesting one for me.