Forget New Years Resolutions

Yes, your read that title right. Forget them. Yes, every January first we like to set for ourselves New Year’s resolutions, things we’d like to do or improve upon ourselves for the new year. Many of them are very helpful, and even healthy. However the sad reality is that most people tend to quit those resolutions within the first two weeks.

They are difficult things to do, as self-improvement is a difficult thing to accomplish .it takes time, persistence, and effort. Nothing in life worth doing is possible without them. They also take a great degree of patience, and most people lack that virtue.

So what does that mean exactly? Do we lay back and let the moss grow over our eyes? No. Our goal should be to grow, to change and improve. However instead of a new year’s resolution I suggest something much easier but something even bolder. A new day’s resolution.

See, the fact is we don’t know what the next year holds. We don’t know what the next week may bring. We don’t even know what we’ll have for lunch tomorrow. We aren’t guaranteed those things in life. The only thing that is certain is that we all have only one more day before us.

One more day to do the right thing. To make a change. To help others. To improve upon ourselves. To make the world a better place. So instead of saying the big goal of “this year I will do ( insert your goal here)” say ,” Today.”

And then repeat this each and every new day that you get. If your goal is to say get in shape. Wake up in the morning and say that “today” is the day that you will start. If your goal is to read more. Make today the day you start. If your goal is to get in touch with a long lost friend, make today that day.

Today. Not December 31st, or January 1st. Today is the day to make a change. So when you get up in the morning, instead of grousing about how you already broke your New Year’s resolution, set for yourself a new day’s resolution. Each day we have is another chance to make our lives and our world a better place.

A new day. Let’s make it count for something.


About jonathondsvendsen

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Somehow you stumbled upon it. Whatever brought you around, I'm glad you're here. I am a free-lance writer and independent scholar of pop-cultural mythology, living and working in Minnesota. An aspiring mythmaker, I dream of voyages through space, fantastic worlds, and even my own superhero or two. I am also an established public speaker and have guest-lectured for college classes on the topic of comic book superheroes. I graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Literature and Creative writing. I also write for the website Head on over and you can check out my book reviews , a few fun interviews and even my April Fools Day jokes.
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