No 2014 Resolutions For Me....This is Why.
Yes, you read right. I will not be making any 2014 resolutions and I have no apologies for this conclusive decision of mine. Been there, done that and it doesn’t just seem to work. For me that is. Which begs the question, what is the damning problem with me?
I have always been that person who sits with a diary or any piece of writing material, and starts to draft all manner of crazy things which I plan to do come next year. “Quit making excuses,” “Build better relationships,” “save a million bucks,” “blah blah blah”
The other day I was going through what I wrote last year and there was something which made me wonder what in God’s name I was high on…It read in small font “Get into Harvard” A crazy idea indeed and maybe why I must have written it in that minute font.
I must have been wasted on some really heavy concoction because “Get into Harvard” doesn’t seem like a sane resolution to me. Or I must have been in that state of mind which happens to most of us when you have
that adrenaline rush and for a nanosecond you think you can do anything. That’s when you start writing ‘ish’ like “land in the moon this year” as one of your resolutions.
Resolutions 2I know, I know, resolutions give us a direction of what we want to do with our lives come the following year but for me I will take a back seat and let destiny take its course and this is why.
1.At the end, we don’t have control over what happens
There’s a hilarious quote which says “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Do you think for a second that by writing “Become a better person this year” is going to change anything?”
True, if you work on it and not just for the few months of the year (sometimes it’s just weeks) you will have to do it all year long. And even with that there’s no telling when you are going to “backslide.” I will give you A for effort though. And what does ‘better’ even mean?
2. Resolutions take away the spontaneity of life
I don’t know, maybe I am just being petty but I think I would rather face life without a script. It get’s draining and disappointing when you take a look at those resolutions few months down the line and to your horror you realize that you didn’t follow the ‘script’
It makes you feel like the biggest loser in the world doesn’t it? You don’t know how much it hurt to not have gotten into Harvard. I kid a lot.
There you have it, my two very, very practical reasons why I won’t be following the bandwagon of “my new year’s resolutions are…..”
But you go ahead, as I said earlier, I will give you A for effort :)