I’m not in the regular habit of making New Year’s Resolutions, but exactly a year ago I made one and I’m so glad I did. You would probably not be reading this blog if I hadn’t.
I’m also pleased that I told everybody about it right away – well, at least all my Facebook friends, and other people close to me – the kind of people who I believe generally wish me well and would want me to succeed in the things I do. Much less chance of backing out, or giving up or losing interest when you’ve made that commitment publicly.
OK, so my resolution wasn’t about sacrifice, or giving up anything. Those people that know me would testify that I have never needed a great deal of coercion to go to the pub or go out for a bike ride! But the same people would probably also say that sometimes I start things that I don’t finish. A New Year’s Resolution can be about making a plan and sticking to it: a career change, starting a new business, a project, a journey, whatever.
Clearly you can make this kind of commitment at any time of the year. But what better time than now to shake up the Etch-a-Sketch of your life and draw a few fresh lines. Chances are you have a few days off before you get back to your daily routine: to me, things always seem so much more “possible” during the holidays, so seize the moment, have a glass of your favourite tipple by your side if that helps, make some plans, then make a commitment and go for it!
Good luck! And whatever you do, have a great 2016 !!!