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New Year’s resolutions are an interesting concept. They hold such great hope of big changes to come and they imply motivation, inspiration and commitment. Most years I avoid making a ‘resolution’ and instead create a blanket approach to bettering myself in the year to come. Maybe by avoiding the resolution I am avoiding the fear of failing that inevitably comes within the first two weeks of January. But really I think it has more to do with the ominous commitment that is associated with the word ‘resolution’. The fear of committing to something that I apparently couldn’t accomplish the year before is a strange feeling and I find myself digging my heals in a bit with an inner conflict that is hard to describe. Am I making any sense?
So this year, like so many before it, my ‘resolutions’ are more like goals that I’m setting to create a better life for myself and those around me. Here are some, in no particular order, that I’m not too embarrassed to share:
1) Eat more real and local foods to better my body and support farmers in my community.
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2) Exercise more to create strong bones, muscles and mind so that I can be a healthier and happier person for those I love.
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3) Read more good and thought provoking literature and not just the covers of tabloids while waiting in line at the checkout register.
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4) Reach out more to those in my industry to create a strong network of like-minded associates that are interested in supporting and promoting each other.
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5) Build my business through natural, cross-over, products and services that meet the needs of our ever changing industry.
What are your thoughts on the concept of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’? Do you make them? Do you keep them? How do you feel if or when it all falls apart and there is not a shred of a resolution remaining by the end of January? I guess my approach to this failure is similar to Miss Scarlet O’Hara ~ "After all...tomorrow is another day".