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.