Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year's Resolution 2012

As defined in Wikipedia, "A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. This goal must be reached by the next New Year. Keep in mind that this is a goal, not a wish and should be something that you as a person could strive for."

Noted popular goals include:

* Improve well-being: lose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, stop biting nails
* Improve finances: get out of debt, save money
* Improve career: get a better job
* Improve education: improve grades, get a better education, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music), study often,
* Improve self: become more organized, reduce stress, be less grumpy, manage time, be more independent, perhaps watch less television, play less sitting-down video games
* Take a trip
* Volunteer to help others, practice life skills, use civic virtue, give to charity

Go ahead and take your pick. Better yet, ask yourself, do you really need a resolution? After all, most would say that only about 10% actually ever achieve their goals. Why then would you need one? LOL!

"Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty." -John Selden

In my honest opinion though, it really depends upon you. No one can compel you to change if you don't want to. Besides, if you do want to change, why wait for the New Year? You can set goals any day and any time and stick to achieving them. If a task is too daunting, why not try to make smaller and more achievable goals? Set small daily goals. Be specific. From there set weekly and monthly goals. Of course, it would be good if you do reward yourself for achieving your monthly goals. For me, each day is a brand new day... a chance to make a difference. You can strive to make little positive changes day by day. Before you know it, you have achieved a lot already. I'm not a stickler for new year's resolutions. I have yet to meet someone who has actually achieved them. LOL! But I do make small goals for myself on a daily basis. It kinda makes me feel good when I know that my day has been a truly productive one. At the end of the day, do whatever works for you. After all, you know yourself better than the rest of us. Have a  super-mega-ultra productive 2012! ^_^

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