I suppose all across the land people have been declaring their New Year’s resolutions. Not me. I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions because for as long as I’ve lived, I’ve never carried them out past a couple days—weeks at most. I’ve made promises to myself, or resolutions if you prefer, tried adhering, and ultimately end up tossing them out the window and feeling like a big loser. Throwing it/them out comes after I’ve already made adjustments or tried getting around the essence of whatever it was I’d resolved to do in the first place.
So, considering the life-path I’ve been treading I already feel enough of a loser not reaching goals I set for myself and don’t need to consciously add ammunition to the burning flames of failure I’ve already ignited. Therefore, I do not make New Year’s resolutions, i.e., broken promises for myself any longer. I’ve tried it, its never worked, I moved on.
That seems a good motto for life for me and a good way to save energy I can use for something else. In the past I’ve expended tremendous amounts of time and energy ruminating over whether I should or shouldn’t do a thing, then more time and energy beating myself up because I didn’t fulfill my promise to myself or it didn’t work, and on and on it goes. Whew! That’s a lot of energy to keep my self-bashing going.
Now, all that negative energy is redirected into whatever thing I’m actually doing. If what I’m doing doesn’t work, I move on to something else. Moving on seems to work well and if/when that strategy no longer works, I’ll devise or find a new one that will. Simple to say not always easy to do.
We’ve begun a New Year and I look forward to any new lessons and experiences my path will lead me to. Let’s see what happens. Happy New Year and stay tuned.
Happy New Year and Cheers from Ireland