Do you bother with goals and targets and new starts and new beginnings?
Is there any point?
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Not because I can’t/won’t stick to them, although it has to be said that when I did make them, I rarely stuck to them. I don’t make them because I don’t think it’s necessary.
I agree that the start of a new year is a great time to come up with some new goals, but if January is over, is it not possible to come up with goals throughout the year?
I hear July is a beautiful time for goal making.
Who knows whether this is true?
Due to the media’s negative bias, and our own, it is the more negative stories which tend to draw us. So maybe there are many people out there who have stuck to their resolutions like super glue and made unbelievable changes, and we just haven’t heard about them…
But for this post, we’ll stick with conventional wisdom.
Maybe they don’t really believe that they can do it, and so they don’t.
Maybe they don’t want to make any resolutions but feel compelled to do so because everyone around them is making them, so they make one but drop it at the earliest opportunity.
Maybe resolutions don’t last because change is often difficult and it takes time, dedication, belief, (insert your self-development cliché here.)
I have to want to achieve something in order to stand a really good chance of succeeding at it.
Accidents do happen, though.
Have you made any this year?
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