New Year’s Resolutions
Every time there’s a conversation on the topic, there has to be ONE person who pipes up self-righteously that they don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, in a tone that clearly, if subtly, implies that anyone that does is a chump. These are the same type of people that insist they don’t watch television, in fact, they don’t even own a television. They are THAT GUY, No Resolutions Version.
While they, and others of their ilk, are incredibly annoying and make me want to slap them (hey! that should be my resolution! stop resisting the urge to slap a bitch…), I have actually started to come around to their point of view.
Don’t get me wrong, you won’t find me haughtily proclaiming it in crowds of people just trying to have a fun little conversation by comparing goals each year. But I do think that this year, and every year to come, I’m going to limit myself to one simple resolution, and not just on New Year’s.
Expect the best from myself that I am capable of, and follow through on it. No more, no less.
This is tough on two different fronts. First of all, the obvious. No more slacking! I am giving my best to all of my endeavors. However, that only covers the “no less” section of “no more, no less.” To fulfill it entirely, I need to not only GIVE my best, but BE SATISFIED with my best.
I suspect the second part is going to be even tougher than the first!