It is natural that at the beginning of each year, we reflect on what has occurred over the past 12 months. At this point, we begin to make plans for how to build upon prior successes or change our game plan to turn prior failures into successes.
This is the premise for the first installment of my new weekly column, Micha’s Corner. For those of you who have followed my writing, I hope you would agree that my goal is to always focus on the positive and discover life lessons that will assist in improving our quality of life.
That being said, one of my personal challenges is overcoming anxiety, which I am told comes from holding too much in and needing a constructive outlet to voice things that bother me.
In an effort to tackle this problem, provide a little entertainment, and also focus on a life lesson for each week, I am going to discuss something that irritates me, and thus relieve just a little bit of the built up tension. After all, even the positive girl gets a little irritated every now and then.
Now, on to topic 1:
New Year’s Resolutions
One of my pet peeves each year is hearing repetitive resolutions. Why is that, you ask?
I actually enjoy hearing people make action plans and be excited about what is to come. The irritation part comes in when you have heard the story so many times that you don’t know if they even believe themselves anymore.
It gets tough to get excited for someone when their resolution is the same every year.
The most common resolutions are weight loss/health related, getting out of debt, or achieving a creative goal. While these are very exciting goals and I applaud all who take action towards these goals, I have to say that is time for a higher number of people to stop talking and start doing.
If you are not willing to make the sacrifices and do the work, then stop talking about what you will get done this year. There is a saying that “some day is no day until you attach a date to it.” That means determine what will truly motivate you, make some tough decisions, set a very specific plan, and execute.
No more talk. As a matter of fact, don’t even speak your resolutions anymore. Just show them with your actions.
Lesson: Set resolutions. But do us both a favor and actually take some action so we can stop having the same conversations every year. Deal?
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