Happy New Year, and Screw New Year Resolution

First of all, Happy New Year everyone!

It is that time of the year again, when everyone talks about new year resolution. So will I, but perhaps you are thinking, “Why did he say ‘Screw New Year Resolution’?”

Well, new year resolution… is just that, new year resolution. Once new year is over, so is the resolution. Oh, yet another demonstration of the short-term mentality that people have these days. Short-term like how people temporarily become nice to their partners for a special day or go on extreme diet to look thin for an occasional event. Now if you are already nice to your partner and become extra nice to them… that’s a different and good story.

At new year’s time, people formulate their new year resolution and carry them out for perhaps, a day, a week, a month… MAYBE couple months. Some people don’t even last a day. Let’s be totally honest because we can see that in people around us and maybe you are one of them. Don’t kid yourself.

Therefore, can we please stop talking about new year resolution? Please? While we are at it, let us forget about birthday resolution, and whatever special day resolution there maybe. If you must wait for these “special” days to make changes, I say you may as well forget it because it will not last. Honestly.

You can start by thinking what you want your life to be.
Envinsion who you want to be.
Think of the legacy you want to leave behind when you die.
Don’t let identities, labels, and egos drive you.
Don’t let fear stops you.
Don’t let the “impossibles” stop you.
Don’t let “what everyone else does” stops you.
Don’t wait for the “special” day to start changing.
Be responsible for yourself.
Start changing NOW.
Stop taking the path of least resistence.
Stay in the moment and make the choices necessary.

It is important to know where you want to go so you will go in the right direction, but do not lost sight of the moment and do not stop paying attention to each step because such attention and awareness of the moment, you have lose yourself.

If you are not already doing what you need or want to do according to your values, it is time to ask why. Why weren’t you already doing it? Why weren’t you already doing it the years before? What is holding you back? Do you know what you want? Do you know your values? Have you figured out your priorities in life?

Screw new year resolution. Now go change yourself for what you want for the rest of your life while staying aware and staying flexible.

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