I have tried to make resolutions before and have naturally failed to keep up with them after the New Year’s hype has died down. I was even cheeky enough to have the following resolution for a recent year:
“Do not make a resolution.”
That resolution ended before it began and I realised I was not good at keeping resolutions.
And that got me thinking.
How does a change in year change a person’s attitude? Why do people suddenly feel like they can create rules for themselves and believe that a new year will mean that they will stick to resolutions?
The fact is, people do not change between 31st December to 1st January, they change over a period of time. This is the reason why I have decided against making an abrupt resolution for this year; instead, have decided to reflect on the past year and ensure I keep moving forward with the positives that have come out of 2012.
What I have learnt from 2012:
-Confidence in yourself is important in this dog-eat-dog World.
-You cannot love another if you do not love yourself.
-Take a chance. Give people, places and things a chance. You’ll be surprised where it leads you.
-Indolence is not fun when it is a regular occurrence.
-Keep moving forward.
-Only you can make things happen.
-You can literally do anything you want to; all you need is a strong vision and firm actions.
-Learn new skills.
-Commit yourself to your tasks.
-Take each day as it comes. Clichéd but true.