New Year’s Resolutions…to do or not to do?

New Year’s resolution 2019… I want to get to the Australian Open which I’ve been planning for years!

A lot of us take the dedicated step of setting out our wish list of achievements for the year ahead. I want to lose weight, I want to exercise more, I want to stay on top of my work, I want to visit somewhere I’ve never been or somewhere that I love. If you’re uninspired and don’t have any resolutions yet, then you can ‘Google’ a thousand ideas and pointers about how you can follow through with your goals. 

It always starts out well, but by the end of the first month of the New Year, at least 13% of us have broken these resolutions already. In fact, chances are that you should just save the resolutions somewhere so that you can avoid the hassle of redoing them again next year! Why bother?

Redundant as it seems, the process compels us to take a moment to consider the things in our lives where there is room for improvement or things that we would like to achieve (like stopping for a coffee instead of rushing furiously through the street, coffee in hand). 

Time is moving faster and without a reason to stop for personal thought, we get caught up in the everyday grind. 

New Year comes with an opportunity to step aside for reflection about self-improvement regardless of my stage in life. It allows me the chance to set measurable targets on my goals. Hopefully, I continue to edge a little closer to my targets, year upon year, even if I can’t achieve them all at once.

It’s the commitment to keep on trying even if I don’t achieve all my goals that is important. Wise man once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of fight in the dog!” (Mark Twain).

Remind me of these comments in December 2019 when I’m setting my resolutions for 2020!!