Of course resolutions should be done whenever you feel the need, but I guess the new year is the one point in time each year when it is universally accepted that everyone should be making some kind of resolution to do something they want to do but haven’t done yet. The fact that is it such a widely accepted phenomenon and whole markets and industries are built upon it means that there is a common wide gap between most people’s actual behavior and how they would like to behave.
That gap creates progress.
If no one ever sought improvement, however it is defined, then no progress would be made – as individuals, as families, as societies. The first step is recognizing the gap and attempting to close it. And that should be an ongoing endeavor for everyone. But since it can be difficult, and we need constant reminders, we might as well take advantage of this time of the year when “everybody is doing it.” It can be like a group effort where we are all supporting each other to keep our resolutions, because in the end, if everyone gets a little better, the world might get a little better. And that is progress.
So in order to help the world progress, my 2009 New Year’s Resolution is to write in my blog every day.
Then yours can be to read it every day. And maybe, just maybe, we can help each other make other small differences in our lives which cause progress. Progress in ourselves, our families, our communities, and due to the wide global reach of the internet, progress around the world.
Who says it can’t happen?
It’s your choice.
2 replies on “Make it a Happy New Year!”
Leslie, you win “First comment of the year!”
Now I’ll have to think of a prize.