Tuesday, January 04, 2011

A Lack of Resolve

I don't make resolutions for the 'New Year', myself, and not just because I hate making empty promises to myself, or don't buy an arbitrary change in date as the start of a cycle.

Most resolutions look (to me) like remorseful hangover promises along the lines of "I'll never do that again" - although usually tempered to something more achievable like eating less, drinking less, spending less, stopping smoking and getting more exercise.

I suspect it would work better if people made those resolutions on December 1st, so they didn't get themselves physically damaged and in financial difficulties in the first place, during the holiday period.

But hey, it's easy for me to say.

And people make further attempts after their summer holidays (having lazed around and over-indulged). Still, a tan can hide a multitude of unhealthy pastimes.

So, no, I don't make promises I can't keep... As Yoda says - in a voice pitched somewhere between Fozzy Bear and Miss Piggy (sorry Frank) "Do, or not do. There is no 'try'."
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