Resolutions season is upon us! We are mid way through January, how are your resolutions holding up?? Mine are going okay as of now, hoping to maintain or improve on them throughout the rest of the year. I know some people think resolutions are dumb, or pointless because they can be broken so quickly in the new year. I myself haven’t made any in a couple years, but realized this year that there are some changes I need to make and the start of the new year is a good starting point.
The problem with resolutions, diets, or any new thing is that normally we set them up with strict guidelines and one toe outside of these lines means we have “broken” a resolution or “failed” for the day. This way of thinking has to change. We have to have a good enough relationship with ourselves to allow ourselves a little bit of breathing room. To strive for perfection is futile, imperfections are what make us human. Now saying this doesn’t mean we should try and better ourselves, we should always do that, but we must recognize that life is not a simple straight forward path. We have road blocks, twists and turns, trees that fall down in the middle of a storm that we must deal with everyday. If that means we manipulate our resolutions a little to work with our day to day lives then so be it. This doesn’t mean we give up, it doesn’t mean we have failed, and it certainly doesn’t mean we should stop.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Every forward motion counts. So in this season of resolutions, set goals for yourself, but remember life is journey not a destination. This journey will test you, change you, and will hopefully make you stronger in the end. So I will leave you with this till next time:
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill
“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” -Winston Churchill
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill