This post goes out at precisely the exact moment that this world turns 2012 (or, at least, when the CST time zone crosses the timeline into the year).
New Years Day is a big day for lots of people. It’s the last day of ‘the Holiday season’ and the beginning of a new year.
People like new things. People like change. People like a second chance.
One of the most popular things to do on New Year’s Day is to make a list of resolutions.
Do you know what it means to be resolute?
Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
In my opinion, most New Year’s Resolutions end up in the toilet within a few days, weeks, or months (some, literally end up in the toilet… but that’s gross).
People are not always, and at the same time, admirable, purposeful, determined, nor unwavering.
Purposeful – Having or showing determination, or resolve.
Determined – The act of coming to a decision or of fixing or setting a purpose.
Unwavering – Not wavering or hesitant; resolute.
Admirable – Excellent; first-rate.
Most often people have a false sense of purpose… or they don’t really know what they’re fighting for.
then they have this adrenaline rush, and engage in rash determination.
But eventually the waves hit… and they realize their resolution wasn’t as unwavering as they had hoped.
And they give up… realizing that their efforts were not excellent, nor first-rate by any means.
My one plea to you: If you publicly announce that you are going to engage in a resolution this new year… think long and hard about the long road. Resolute decisions are never easy in the long run, and often require a level of character and stamina that most men simply do not have. If you are sure you have what it takes… than I look forward to your success!