I recently held a contest for residents of the LBC who are looking to transform themselves through our new program, Project 2012. And in that contest, participants were asked to give their New Years Resolution and to explain how attaining it would make their life better.
Now, I personally thought twice about asking for New Years Resolutions. I mean, the resolution is a tradition that truly has become trendy and pointless. It’s as if people make up any goal because it’s the thing you’re “supposed to do” at this time of year.
Look at any newspaper, magazine, online resource or entertainment news show throughout the month of December, and you won’t be able to miss a flimsy story about top ten resolutions, how to make and keep your resolutions, and fun resolution ideas. It’s all become a trivial, silly thing. Not many folks keep the resolutions that they make.
But some do.
And because of that fact, I will never shun New Years Resolutions. (Plus, I have nothing against traditions and cultural customs!)
If you think about it, the turnover period from one year to the next really is a great time to reevaluate and set new goals. It’s a time for introspection… A time for realizing how much time has passed and how close (or far) you are from where you want to be. And as you slow down to celebrate life for just a short while with your friends and family, you often feel that bubbling of motivation to change for the better.
The beginning of the year is not the only time to change habits and set lofty goals. There are plenty of other seasons, time frames and milestones that will serve as a fabulous time for change.
But if you’re ready to work toward a new goal… I say go ahead and set one. Sing out to all those around you that you’ve set a rockin’ New Years Resolution! And go for it wholeheartedly.
Here’s to your success in 2012!!