New Years Resolutions – Your Opinions: I asked: Are New Year’s resolutions positively motivational or are they way to set ourselves up for failure? What are your ideas about New Years resolutions? Here were a few of your responses: I feel New Year Resolutions set us up for a possible, if not probable failure. How many people will make a resolution, only to see it broken? It is strange, that we human beings, are ﬁxated with dates and numbers. We seem incapable of making rational decisions, without ﬁrst consulting with the stars, the horoscopes, and numerology, as in the signiﬁcant ﬁrst day of a New Year. It seems logical then, to make a resolution at any time of the year; as choosing to wait until a speciﬁc day, already tells us, we are “not ready” to make the resolution in the ﬁrst place. North http://myspace.com/northdesigns
My take on the New Year’s Resolution is that they are a lame way of goal setting. Why lame? Because virtually no one I know of - including myself - has ever successfully kept one. While I have witnessed practicing Catholics hold true to their Lent sacriﬁces, I have yet to see anyone stay the course for a New Years Resolution. I have gained success with using a mindset of creating a realistic goal for the coming year and a plan to make it. This I do in 3 month blocks of time, so that I have a way of tracking my progress and achieving the goal in small increments which are much easier to monitor. In a way, you could say that the goals I set for myself on December 31st are indeed a New Years Resolution, however it’s just that I do not call them that. Rather I give them the distinct name of “52 Plans” for the number of weeks in each year. Brother Moloch 969 www.molochsorcery.com
tion itself is ﬂawed, it’s more the approach and attitude of the person making it. In my experience, I think most people create a resolution with a pretty vague commitment as to what they want to change or do; I’ve also seen grossly obvious hypocrisies. I can’t help but point to the Law of Attraction. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people don’t understand that everything they’re experiencing (be it relationships, ﬁnances, etc.) started with their own thoughts. When a person wants or needs to make a change in their life, they must look within to understand their own thought patterns that manifested their current situation. Personal change requires work; simply saying “I want a great relationship with a woman that’s sexy inside and out” won’t just give that person their soul-mate within the week. Without investigating what aspects of themselves need improving, this resolution will go unfulﬁlled. It all boils down to what that person is willing to do for their resolution. Sure, voicing one will provide a beacon of sorts, but personal growth isn’t provided on a silver platter. Without personal conviction, a New Year’s Resolution is a series of meaningless words. Ryan Sise http://myspace.com/thirdeyeparable
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