Its that time of the year where people are starting to make their New Years resolutions.
What are New Years resolutions I hear yin ask? Well, here’s a definition:
New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day.
Well, last year I made a decision that turned out to be quite controversial – I announced that I wasn’t making any New Years resolutions. Zilch. Nil pois. None.
And this year I am doing the same.
Why, I hear you scream?
Well, it’s not that I can’t do with making changes to my life to make it better. More exercise. Eating healthier. Visiting Starbucks less.
I do need to do those things.
It’s just that if I want to do that, then I’m going to do that when I’m ready to do that.
History and experience has shown me that I’m no more likely to stick to these homages if they start on 1st January than I am if they started on 29 June.
For me, change only sticks when I’m ready for it to stick. Am I ready to eat healthier, to exercise more and to visit Starbucks less? Yes I am.
Will I start doing soon? Probably not!
But I do commit to living my personal purpose – to do life, better. This includes making better decisions every day and being a better person every day.
Here’s to progress.