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1 January, 2005

Resolute as always

I don't make New Year resolutions.  If one feels a need to modify an aspect of one's life, and considers it important, one should act on it immediately.  If the change is considered less urgent or so onerous that one is prepared to delay action until an arbitrary date, one is less likely to have the necessary commitment to complete it.

The converse, date- rather than issue-led approach, which I can comprehend but which is alien to my nature (I'm more inclined to continual self-reflection) is to think "New Year is approaching; am I happy with my life; what do I need to change?"  This annual process may be of value, but I'd still argue that it rarely instills sufficient urgency and commitment to successfully make the changes.

I'd happily wish the best of luck to anyone beginning the struggle with his/her New Year resolutions, but if it really is a matter of luck, the long-term prospects probably aren't great!

Comments

Happy, happy new year to you; many blessings to you and yours for 2005 :)

Posted by Lynn at January 1, 2005 01:06 PM
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