Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Resolutions Are For Suckers

I have long been a member of the New Year's Resolutions Club. I think long and hard about how I'm going to change my life and become something that I'm not...er...I mean something better. I've written personal lists, professional lists, exercise lists, organizational lists, and other lists I'm sure...I just can't seem to remember what they were.

Good Intentions
It's not that setting goals for yourself is a bad idea. In fact, committing to making improvements in one's life is a great idea...as long as the changes are realistic. That's where I've struggled over the years.

So this year I'm going to try something new...no resolutions, or goals, or delusions of becoming some sort of Hollywood fantasy version of myself. I'm simply going to try and do my best. No, that's not very flashy or exciting or inspiring. But if I can do my best each day, I might just make real progress instead of finding myself at the beginning of February lamenting that I'd fallen short once again.

How About You
How many of you have goals for the coming year? Are you dreaming of a better you at home, work, the gym, or with the family? Good luck with that. Maybe this is the year to avoid the disappointment of attempts at change that fall short; and to simply focus on bringing an honest effort each day. Happy New Year.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

pics courtesy of leehippie and discotreats


  1. I love this Jay. It is so true. We all make these weird and crazy promises to ourselves (and/or our spouse and the people around us) that we are going to be or do something and we make it through about the first month. (I love this first pic up there) There must be a better way and I think you touched on that. Happy New Year, my friend.

  2. Thank you Susan...many thanks for the comment and feedback. Have a terrific New Year!

  3. I stopped resolutions about 5 years ago. I make plans and set goals but "resolutions" are for suckas!

    Happy New Year! I look forward to sharing the 2012 journey with both of you!

  4. I think this is a good way to avoid becoming overwhelmed by a mile-long list of resolutions (that you'll abandon by February). Trying your best every day is an excellent way to live - looking forward to hearing your progress in 2012.

  5. Buzz - Rock on!

    Gillian - Thanks for the comment...totally agree!

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