These sentiments are all too common this time of year, and in a month, many of them will be after thoughts. We all know almost all New Year’s resolutions fail, so why do we continue to make them?
Because it makes us feel good about ourselves.
This is also why they fail. When we feel good about ourselves, we feel content, and contentment is one of the least actionable feelings there is. Contentment breeds security, and no one takes action when they feel secure. Warm and fuzzy does not yield results.
A New Year’s Resolution is nothing more than a deferred life. If you decide you want to change something, for whatever reason, the time to take action is NOW! That very minute. Start making the necessary changes so you can see the results and change you so desire. If you put something off, say like waiting until the New Year, you are already making excuses for yourself. You’re saying to yourself, “I want to change this or that, but first I’m going to sit on my ass for another three weeks and do nothing about it, and then when “the time” comes to actually make the necessary changes, you are incapable of doing anything about it because you have the wrong mindset.
So fuck the idea of the “New Year’s Resolution”. Hard.
Fuck warm and fuzzy.
Fuck lack of instantaneous action.
“If you’re not busy being born, you’re busy dying.” -Bob Dylan
The time to make changes in your life for the better is now, or tomorrow when you wake up and come to the realization, or three months from now when you make that realization. The idea is that if you continue to put off life, you are wasting life.