At the stroke of midnight, that thin-sliced moment between a wretchedly old year and the dawn of an aspiring new year, people across the world become nostalgic. Bitter-sweet moments fill the air. Mixed feelings of reminiscence of yesteryear, intertwined with joy and gratefulness of being alive to usher in a brand new epoch. Anxious lips gladly utter New Year Resolutions; a curious year patiently awaits their fulfillment.
But soon, fanciful declarations and pledges to do this or that become entangled in the inevitable vicissitudes of life. And then, poof! All goes awry. The truth is, sometimes we make resolutions that are impractical within our own circumstances, though we hope that somewhere, somehow they will be realized.
For some, instead of making oaths that depend on intrinsic and extrinsic factors that they may not have control over, they prefer to set practical plans and goals. They challenge themselves to achieve things that, in their in estimation, the time and resources are more likely to be available and accessible. Though we must dream big and set great goals, perhaps, it’s a wiser strategy to substitute extravagant resolutions, avoiding the pitfalls of broken promises to self and others.
What are your resolutions this year? Are they practical? Or are you dreaming for the impossible? What about more realistic plans, would they better suit your individual circumstances?
Happy New Year and a Successful 2011