Resolution Rush

Year-End wrap up. Who’s ready?

It’s about time for people start declaring they will drop those extra pounds next year. The time of year they decree an end to smoking addiction, food addiction, and other bad habits, cold turkey. Now’s the time folks say they will hit the gym twice a day every day until Jesus comes back. Things like that. I’m poking fun a little, sure, but to be honest there’s something to this “new year’s resolution thing”. Although I’m definitely against waiting until the end of the year to make a significant life change, opponents of the “resolution rush” must realize that you can’t REACH a a goal you have not SET. Maybe you won’t get washboard abs overnight like most Jan-Feb new gym members want… But regardless of your goal, a little consistency goes a mighty long way.

Whatever time of year you do it, everyone needs a starting point, right? Great films don’t start in the middle so neither will your journey to greatness. (Well, the movie Snatch started in the middle… And that’s one of my all-time favorites, but you get the point, right?)
There IS a little logic to starting new things at the beginning of the year -symbolism even. A year is a simple length of measurement. People look forward to the big “fresh start”; and yes, it actually does work for a lot of people.

So, am I a FAN of the “resolution rush?” Not at all. But I’m wholeheartedly a fan of getting things done. If it takes an annual cliché movement for you to do a large task… So be it, and more power to you

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