It’s finally 2019, and everyone is writing down their New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions will last longer than others, while some will be ruined immediately after the year starts. If that’s the case, you always have next year. I’ll likely stick to my annual resolution to work harder and be a better person. People seem to think you need a New Year’s resolution to effectively start and maintain the year. That’s easier said than done, but why not just work hard every day? Why does a new year have to be the reason we strive for more? If we already did this, there wouldn’t be a need for a resolution. If a resolution keeps you hyped for the new year, however, then continue to slack toward the end of a year and start grinding once the next year starts.
Thinking about it though, what really changed? Yes, the year changed, but beyond that? I mean we’re all the same person we were on Dec. 31, 2018, unless of course you got a major head start on your resolution. In reality, we’ll all go back to the same jobs on Monday, likely continue the same routine, etc. It seems like some things never change. Tom Brady is still in the NFL. Jerry Jones is still the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Alabama still dominates college football. The list goes on and on. All right, so maybe football things don’t change, but you’re picking up what I’m putting down.
If you’re one of those people that has to watch the ball drop, I can’t relate. I will admit I used to be one of those people, but once I started high school it seemed uneventful to me. I just look at the clock and when it hits midnight I say “Happy New Year” to everyone and call it a night. Then I wake up the next day and forget it’s 2019. I probably won’t consistently remember it’s a new year until about mid-January.
By no means am I saying things don’t change, but they don’t change from 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 2018 to 12 a.m. Jan. 1, 2019. Change takes time, but with the right attitude and mindset, that change is due to be good. If resolutions are your thing and they motivate you, set them, achieve them and strive for greatness.