New Year's Resolutions. All Talk No Action

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We’re well into the first month of the New Year. Most of us have gone back to our daily hustle. It’s time to gather and recoup from all the expenses and profligacies of the holiday period. For those that went to the village and “made it rain,” you better start planning now for another big showing. It’s common practice for a lot of people to make New Year’s resolutions. 

You’ve probably read enough about it already. So, I’m not going to prescribe what changes you need to make in your life. I’m not even going to argue that you need to make New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be completely honest. How many people keep them beyond the first few weeks?

Making New Year’s resolutions is just a ritual without consequence. The goal is usually some form of self-improvement or reaching certain milestones by the end of the year. Fast forward a few weeks or months later, the excitement fizzles. Life hits with its daily struggles and the resolutions are forgotten.

I was a card-carrying member of the resolution-making committee up until 2013. I’d be all pumped up about it for a few weeks. Eventually, I’d lose steam and settle back in my old ways. I just don’t bother anymore.

Now, I choose to take each day as it comes. Everyday is an opportunity to make changes in my life if I feel the need for it.  

But, that’s my opinion. If making resolutions every New Year is helping you achieve all the positive changes in your life, then by all means indulge in the sacred practice. Just keep keeping them.   

Did you know
The practice of making New Year’s resolutions dates back about 4,000 years ago to ancient Babylonians. They made promises to their gods at the start of their new year (which was in March) in hopes of receiving goodwill for the year.

The Romans also practiced the tradition and made resolutions to their two-faced god, Janus (January is named after Janus), the god of beginnings and endings.

Since their resolutions were linked with worship of their gods, these ancient civilizations were more inclined to keep their promises.

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1 comment on "New Year's Resolutions. All Talk No Action"
  1. I made a resolution to SIX PACK this year...... But MEH I'd rather white soup with goat meat joor


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