I love New Year resolutions. You can set all sorts of goals—big or small, outrageous or conservative, anything you want. The only pressure involved is the pressure you put on yourself.
A quick google search shows the top 10 New Year’s resolutions are as follows:
- Lose Weight
- Getting Organized
- Spend Less, Save More
- Enjoy Life to the Fullest
- Staying Fit and Healthy
- Learn Something Exciting
- Quit Smoking
- Help Others in Their Dreams
- Fall in Love
- Spend More Time with Family
If you throw in: Read more books and write every day, you get the gist of my own list.
Another quick google search shows that only about 8% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions keep them. Although that is not surprising, it also doesn’t deter me from setting them. There is something empowering about the tradition of setting a new goal on the first day of a brand-new year.
A new beginning. A fresh start. A do-over.
I can’t help myself. I must set the bar just out of reach so I have something to strive for.
What is your New Year’s resolution?