Monday, January 5, 2009
2 "Just Say NO" to New Year's Resolutions!
I was just over at my friend Dave's blog, The MS Runner, reading his latest post, "Happy New Year!", & I must say, it really struck a chord with me.
You guessed it; the article's all about New Year's resolutions. ;-) And the best part is that the article is great fun to read, as all of the insights are delivered with Dave's usual comic flair for finding humor in the absurdities of life & human behavior. I encourage you all to read it, because the man has an excellent point.
Bottom line: New Year's resolutions are a bunch of BS. Yes, you heard me correctly. :) So why do people still make them? Well, read his article & my comments for some more insight on that.
I much prefer the term, "goals." And yes, there is a difference. The connotations of these words are very different, indeed. Especially in terms of one's mental outlook & general approach towards achieving the tasks at hand. And maybe, just maybe this year, people's approaches to achieving those goals will also be different, as in "smarter" & "better." Atleast that is what one hopes anyway.
I highly encourage you to read Dave's article, especially if you are one of those people who makes "New Year's Resolutions" and then soon after "resolves" to quickly forget them. :)
Hey, if we are truly honest with ourselves, we have all probably been guilty of doing this at one point or another in our lives. However, this year can be different. We can all benefit from rethinking the way we approach our new year's ambitions this time around.
And, as I can never seem to remain silent when there's something urgent or important that's just got to be said, I thought I'd reprint my response to his article here.