“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards.” ― G.K. Chesterton
Every new year, people are going crazy making lists and checking them twice and crossing out ideas or things they may want to change in the new that they did not change in the previous year. I enjoy the idea of people creating new years resolutions,but for what? Are you truly benefiting from the things you put on that list? Should you not be trying to changes your ways on one daily basis as an individual?. Even though change is hard, sometimes.
Everyone has a different outlook, but I do not believe many people see resolutions as goals. I think people see resolutions as a fake way of saying, “I will try and work on my flaws that very present in my everyday life”. So what are you working towards? Do you ask yourself this question when writing down your resolutions because a resolution starts from you. Close to end of every year, we are all asked, “What is your New Year’s resolution?”. I would always ponder on this question and immediately worry myself about what would would be on my list for this year. I would immediately take to my pen, paper and notebook, look are lot myself in the mirror and start writing.
But this year felt different, taking the time To write out a list of resolutions just did not make any sense to me this year. I chose to reflect on the pass and find one thing was really something I sometimes don’t practice. And everything changed from there.
Resolutions to me are created on a daily basis. I am a piece of work and I am still in the process of learning who I am, as well as maturing as a woman. So for this year coming, the only thing I ask for is the virtue of patience because that is very hard to come across.
So for those of you writing your lists of what you want to accomplish and change in the coming year, take a good look at yourself and assess your actions towards yourself and other people. One may not understand my intellect on why I see stupidity in creating a New Year’s resolution, but I do not expect many to understand my reasoning. You are the ultimate goal to your resolution being achieved for this year and life in general.
Have a Happy New Year!