On The Futility of Resolutons

Even though it’s now the second of January, and I am therefore a little bit late to the party, I’d like to take a moment to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. I avoid making them, except ironically. I, personally, find that a public resolution to do a thing is an excellent way to prevent me from accomplishing that thing.

For example, were I to resolve to write a New Year’s Day post the very next day, an accident might befall my poor computer.


Now I have the choice of replacing the screen or continuing to use an external monitor. The poor computer is kind of old and its battery’s not in good health, either, so external monitor it is.

The good news is that I was at least able to accomplish a post-Christmas de-tarting of the house, and began hanging pictures on the weak wall. The bad news with that is that there still are a number of craters in the drywall from the old shelf that are too low to be camouflaged with pictures. Surely, something will occur to me.

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4 thoughts on “On The Futility of Resolutons”

  1. Happy New Year to you! I stick with setting goals instead of making resolutions. I always fins ways to break resolutions….

  2. I make a resolution list every year and post it on my fridge. It has goals in personal, financial, projects, and includes some dream/stretch goals too. I think it just serves as a reminder for what to strive for so I can keep moving in a good direction.

  3. I always resolve to never make resolutions and then I never disappoint myself. I make normal resolutions often (for instance: I just got a new bike, so I have resolved to ride it as much as I can). But I don’t make it a NEW YEARS RESOLUTION, I just share it with myself. :-)

    ps Happy New Year!
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