New Year’s Resolutions : Shoot Me Now, SHOOT ME NOW!!!

New Year’s Resolutions:  Shoot Me Now, SHOOT ME NOW!!!

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Ugh…

Okay, it’s that time again.  More of that “new year, new me!” bullshit.  New Year’s Eve is upon us, and it’s time for the dreaded time of….

New Year’s Resolutions.

Now,  don’t get me wrong…   New Year’s resolutions can be a beautiful thing!  But I could bet money that about 85% of the time, most people don’t make a week, and if they do, they don’t make a month before all of that “new year new me” crap is out the window. Completely forgotten, given up on.

You know how I keep telling you all of you that life can be the ultimate mind-f***?  That it’s completely what you make of it?  New Year’s resolutions are NO DIFFERENT.  Do you know why?  Because it’s yet another commitment to add to our “arsenal of way too much stuff we’ve already committed to and no time to be bothered doing.”   Another thing that,  in our mind, we feel we MUST do. It’s ALSO something that we know we really don’t WANT to have to do, or we’d have DONE it already.  And what happens when we feel we MUST do something???  It becomes the LAST Thing we EVER want to do, and we find ANY excuse to put it off, or NOT do it at all…

Give up drinking?  Yeah, have a really bad day, see how long THAT lasts.  Give up eating out?  Lose weight?  Limit sweets and cakes?  All you can THINK about is counting down the 365 days until you can have them again!!!

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So, what do you do?

The answer is simple. Instead of making a New Year’s resolution, you set a New Year’s GOAL.   A resolution means you absolutely swear you’re going to do it.  RESOLVE.   A goal is something that you will work toward.  The goal makes it almost voluntary.  The resolution makes you think you have a gun to your head.  That’s why nobody ever goes the entire year and succeeds in actually DOING  it.   A goal is VOLUNTARY, and at that point, if you fall behind, you just make the decision to pick the ball back up tomorrow or next week, and if you fall off the wagon again, no harm no foul.   With a resolution, you screw up, you beat yourself up relentlessly and you walk away.   At least that’s what I used to do.  So, now I set goals instead.

Now listen, you may be one of those rare people that sets resolutions and actually accomplishes them, and if so, GO YOU!!!  You’re far bigger and badder than I am, lol! I MEAN that!!!  But this is for the rest of us, lol!

So this year, once again I say it,  go mind-f*** yourself!  Instead of making a New Year’s resolution that you will PROBABLY never complete, make a New Year’s GOAL, and I can virtually guarantee that you will be FAR more successful in getting it done.  Here’s to a bigger, better and better 2018!

https://medium.com/@Chris_Gerbehy/new-years-resolutions-shoot-me-now-shoot-me-now-9a1762e904c3

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