What’s your stance on New Year’s Resolutions?
Studies show that about sixty percent of us make resolutions but only about eight percent of us follow through on them.
I’m a planner and a goal setter so I usually have two or three of varying size.
One of my 2020 resolutions was to read 100 books. Check!
Another was to travel as much as possible with a couple of big trips in mind along with some weekend getaways. That clearly didn’t work out.
And there were some smaller ones that fell to the wayside but others came to light as the year progressed. For example, I log the miles that I hike and intentionally walk every day and am very close to reaching 500 miles.
Planning is in my nature and one of my stronger skills. I’m good at breaking down a large project into small pieces that can be completed in phases. Sadly, 2020 sort of beat the desire to plan right out of me.
And yet, here I am, contemplating goals for the new year. It isn’t productive to wait for the flip of a calendar page to start but a new year feels like a fresh start and an irresistible opportunity to take a run at planning again.
The picture above is from a Denver sidewalk. Most of us will never make it to the moon. But what’s the phrase? Shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Reading, walking and traveling may not get me to the moon or the stars but these things will give me opportunity to improve myself and that’s pretty good too.