New Year’s Resolutions
Resolutions don’t work because they imply that you’re not ALREADY trying to accomplish them. A healthy, well-balanced, successful life should be the standard every day of every year of your entire life. It should never appear out of the blue as a random resolution on some special day. It has to be a lifestyle. They also don’t work because they’re focused on outer superficial things that you have no control over. Losing weight is superficial. Being a healthy person is foundational. Values are much more powerful than goals. Goals are superficial. Values are fundamental. Goals are directional. Values are the drivers. If you have a goal to lose weight but don’t value health and vanity, I promise you failure. Did I say vanity? I meant just health. People dieting and “trying to lose weight” aren’t skinny—at least they don’t stay that way for long. Healthy people dedicated to respecting their bodies are skinny. What does all the mean? I’ll have a beer and think about it!
Good resolutions are:
Lose weight, exercise more, eat better
Make more money, save more money, spend less money
Find meaningful work, work less, take more vacations. Don’t use the same excuses for not working you used this past year
Stay the course or change course
Read more books, listen to your favorite music, and attend live performances
Volunteer, get involved, contact your elected officials and express your views
Take up a new hobby. Consider procrastination. OK maybe later.
Realize that God loves me, and that beer is the proof of that love.
Start buying lottery tickets at a luckier store.
Pick up FOD whenever it comes out, send you comments in. Forward it to two friends and ask them if they like it to subscribe – it’s free!
Stay close to your friends and to those you love. Always kiss goodnight.
Happy New Year!