“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” ~ Cyril Cusack
I am not one for New Years Resolutions. Due in part because many times it is the “Vogue” thing to do and so many people feel frustrated and downtrodden by the middle of January when you have slipped up, which you are bound to do.
We are human peeps. It is in our DNA to err.
It doesn’t make us a horrible person, or a failure, yet many times that is what we are left feeling like. We didn’t keep our resolutions. We blew it. And once we blow it we decide to keep blowing it.
A large reason we do, is we set unattainable goals for ourselves right of the bat. I want to lose weight. I am quitting sugar or coffee. I am going to get that dream job, or go back to school. It isn’t the goals we set for ourselves. It is the fact we set them with no way to attain them. We feel like juts because it is a new year we have to set these crazy goals and if w don’t see some progress by the end of Janary we are failure so we quit all together.
I am a firm believer that every day is a chance to better yourself. To take small steps towards bigger goals.
I am not saying not to dream, I am a huge dreamer, as an artist it is written into my Genetic code. Literally.
But the road to dreams, is filled with baby steps. Many times putting one foot in front of the other. Taking it piece by piece until finally you reach the holy grail of your goal.
It is much like writing a book. You have to sit down and write it. Sometimes it can seem daunting. Sometimes you only write one word. Or ten thousand. And then you edit. You take each step as they come.
Small goals lead to bigger goals. Goals you can make every single day. Not juts at New Years but whenever you feel like it.
So no I don’t make New Years resolutions because it isn’t just for a year or for a few months, it is life Life goals, Life dreams.
Are you making New Year Resolutions? What are your thoughts on the subject? What are some goals or dreams you are striving for this year?