Sunday, January 2, 2011
A New Year and a New Resolution
And so, over the centuries, the tradition has become to make a self-promise of life changes at the start of the new year.
I'm not so sure about this, personally. I've never had much luck with resolutions, always blaming my lack of will power for my lack of success. Cruising around the internet, I stumbled across the following article from The Wall Street Journal. Turns out will power has little or nothing to do with follow-through.
With a new perspective, maybe it's time to make a New Year's resolution.
My goal for the coming year is better balance. Especially in the last several months, I've felt as if my life were spiraling somewhat out of control. I have a slightly manic personality and it means high highs, low lows and some pretty scary shifts from one to the other. It also results in a tendency to be gung-ho in the beginning and then become completely derailed by the most minor of hiccups. It's not fun.
It seems a lot considering that I've never managed to carry a resolution past the first week of the new year. But like coins dropped into a piggy bank, a little change here and another little change there soon adds up.