Resolution evolution

122110-calvin_resolutionsI’ve seen lots of Facebook messages in the last 48 hours or so expressing well meant good fortune for the upcoming New Year.  I’ve also seen lots of people stating how average their year was, or even how rubbish it was and that 2015 is going to be the best ever.

And, I’ve seen loads of New Year resolutions as well.

“This is the year I get fitter”

“This year I’m going to give up drinking”

“This year I’m going to spend more time with my family”

Good luck with that…

I’m not being a Grinch but how many of you made the same resolutions last year…..?

Wasn’t 2014 meant to be the best ever?

You were going to be fitter…..

You were going to get home earlier….

You were going to stop eating all that chocolate….

How did you get on?

I mean, I get it….

We’ve had time off with the family and reminded ourselves of why we do what we do and you’re serious about your resolutions….

For now….

You see, if you’d set goals instead of resolutions, if you’d created a long term plan that lasted more than “21 days to lose 18 stone” or “let’s not drink in January so we can make up for it the other 11 months” maybe you would be setting different goals.

Maybe instead of repeating your successes or failures of last year and the year before, you could be trying new challenges; you could be moving forwards rather than stagnating.

Really… last year…. how did you get on?

I only saw two Facebook statuses out of several hundred that expressed how amazing 2014 was and how 2015 was going to be even better.

Just two….

I know for a fact that both these people set clearly defined goals and work at them even when they can’t see instant success. 

They know they have to keep consistently plugging away and they have the sort of character that allows them to choose to keep persevering even when they hit tough moments.

If you asked them, they don’t believe in resolutions, they’re already resolved to change their lives and the lives of those around them

They’re evolving all the time….

Viva la evolution