We sure love starting over don’t we? Just the thought of the new year gets us excited. It has always meant a fresh start, new experiences and memories to look forward to. When you think new year, you immediately think of bettering yourself, starting a diet maybe? Finally going to the gym long term? Beginning that book you’ve been wanting to write for years? Maybe even travel the world like you’ve always planned? I strongly remember a teacher back in the 5th grade explaining to us the importance of flourishing as a person every year through resolutions and ever since, I’ve always tried to have and maintain them. And for as long as I can remember, as has everyone else, but just how good are you at keeping your resolutions from start to the very finish?

Don’t you hate it when you remember all your 2015 resolutions and you suddenly realize you have four days to lose ten pounds? – Ray William Johnson

Yeah, I’d say most of us aren’t very good. By the time the twenty sixth of December has rolled in, we’re questioning where the year has gone along with all our bettering yourself plans. Between Christmas and New Years, you’re pondering what your next move for the following year is going to be like. By January fifth, you’ve forgotten that you even came up with resolution plans. Continue this pattern on repeat from the top. This happens for a large number of reasons like: procrastination, unrealistic goal setting, demotivation, etc.

I feel like we just don’t have the right attitude when we’re trying to change ourselves for the better. Why is it that although we want to improve ourselves, we don’t just wake up in the morning with the motivation and impulse? Do we really have to wait an entire year for some fireworks and a ball to drop to want to enhance ourselves, to be better us?

Of course not. If you want to change something, start immediately. Wake up every day striving to improve yourself in the aspects you think require development. Don’t start ridiculously big with your goals or else you won’t get too far with them. Start with small milestones that will aid you in reaching your ultimate goal. Inevitably, you’ll get to your aspiration soon enough with your dedication and patience and it’ll all be worth it in the end. If you fail one day, it’s perfectly okay, there’s always tomorrow with a new start and many new opportunities. You don’t need a New Year’s resolution to be a better, happier person! You can do that on any day of the year with your resolve!

I hope you have a wonderful new year full of happiness and triumph, it’s yours to own it! Don’t just wish for an amazing year, make it so!

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14 thoughts on “Resolution and Aspiration

  1. I rarely make New Years Resolutions, but something I’ve heard is that the goals of your resolution have to be specific, and, as you said, milestones should be involved.
    Also, I really liked how you ended this post, it was really cool!

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  2. Love, love, love this post! It’s really honest and gets you thinking about those resolutions you had in mind. It’s so true! We really set up our bars for resolutions ridiculously high! I will definitely take your tip on starting off with small milestones. Great read! 🙂

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  3. I always look forward to every new year because I love planning out activities and goals for each year and crossing them out and seeing (at the end of the year) how much I was able to accomplish and how much desires change over the course of a year and how much I also changed/improved as a person.

    This year I just want to be more appreciative of everything a little bit more than I used to. 2016 is oing to be a year of positivity for me!!

    :3
    Lara Novales
    https://laraslittlethings.wordpress.com/

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  4. Admire somebody that can use “demotivation” in coherent and logical expression. I avoid New Year Resolutions like the plague.

    Liked the cameo attribution to your fifth grade teacher. Mrs. Norton always has a spot in my heart, for having taught to never use double negatives in English.

    Happy New Year.

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  5. I mean, I whole heartedly agree with everything you’re saying, and yes, in an ideal world I would wake up everyday and shove kale up my ass. But there’s something about New Year eve parties that give you just that extra bad hangover, that in turn makes you want to reconsider life choices you know :/
    Either way, loved your post, love your writing, and love the blog. Followed Followed Followed. See you in my Reader 🙂 🙂

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    1. Hahahaha, I really like your sense of humor!
      Thank you very much for your lovely comments and I’m really glad you enjoyed reading through and hopefully keep doing so 🙂
      Have a wonderful day!

      BasantS

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