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Not Another New Year's Resolution

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This time of year is sort of magical, I think. Christmas happens and then a whole New Year comes along. A fresh slate. A new chance to start again with no mistakes. That's why resolutions are so popular for the New Year right? People throw out there the things they hope to do differently. But honestly, if you are just throwing wishes up in the air you never know where they will land. 

The word resolution gets thrown around a lot this time of year. Not so much the other 11 months. It's true meaning has gotten muddled. People seem to use it interchangeably with the word try. In reality it means: the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc. or a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 

There is something much more determined about a resolution. Something more than a wish. I don't make resolutions and that probably says more about my fear of failure than anything else. It's just that I don't want to make flippant goals that I know I won't follow through with. 

I'm not anti-resolutions. I think they are great in theory. It is always a good idea to take a look at your life and decide you need to make changes. But, why does it need to start (and likely stop) in January? 

I joined a gym this year like many people will choose to do this month. I made a conscious decision to make a new habit. My gym will likely be much busier soon and that's great! I just wish that those people would stick it out past when the resolution fades. 

Whatever it is you decide to change this year...pursue it with your whole heart. Dedicate yourself to it the whole year through. Don't let it be another guilt-ridden, unfulfilled wish in the air when 2016 starts rolling in.

You're worth it.
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1 comment:

Crystal Balzer said...

I've never really been one for resolutions. I struggle with the failure aspect too, I think. I know there are definitely things I'd like to improve on throughout the coming year, though :)