New Year Resolutions

back in the saddleI’m climbing back into the saddle. Over the years I have found great comfort in blogging. Not comfort in the warm and cozy sense, but in the feeling of abundance and strength that comes with thinking stuff through, articulating ones thoughts on the things that matter and testing them against the thoughts of others.

Over recent months writing for myself seemed to morph into a luxury that I could ill afford. Not a day goes by without me wishing this wasn’t so and given the time of year a thought crossed my mind (not a long journey) about making some kind of New Year’s resolution. Adjust my work/life balance to make sure there is always enough wriggle room to feed my blog. Or something along those lines.

Then I remembered I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. They make no sense. Why would you decide to make a change in your life and then assign it to an event that only comes around once every twelve months, and has zero bearing on milestones and priorities in your own life.

Many people think about making a change, they get fired up about it, and instead of getting on with it they allow themselves to wait until January 1st. Sorry I just don’t get it. If it is important enough to be a New Year’s resolution, why wait? Make the change now.

If you are prepared to wait a few days/weeks/months for a new year to begin then I doubt your commitment to making the change. The evidence would appear to confirm this, with only around 8% of New Year’s resolutions actually being achieved.

So – it’s December 19 2013 and I’m back in the saddle.

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