Friday, December 29, 2006


res·o·lu·tion (rěz'ə-lōō'shən)
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.

New Year's Resolutions

Ok I have to say that I HATE New Year's Resolutions....not because I hate making them....I just hate keeping them. Something Always Gets in Your Way in keeping promises to yourself. For expedience, I am using an acronym to discuss them. Most NYR's get made cos of guilt self-induced by the preceding religious holiday. Examples could be:

I resolve to be nicer to my family.

I resolve to not curse in front of my kids.

I resolve not to drink.

I resolve not to get arrested.

I could go on and on...Failure to keep those resolutions typically are because The Resolver did not decide on a specific Course of Action...meaning A Plan. If you want to reach a goal, you need to follow some simple steps:

* write it down ... cos you'll forget it

* be specific...ya can't just say "I'm gonna lose weight" HOW MUCH??

* make sure it is attainable...i mean can YOU really lose 50 lbs in 1 month??

* make sure it is a goal YOU want to reach...meaning don't do it for someone else!!

* have a long range goal with short range you feel like you ARE accomplishing something till you get to the Finish Line.

* Reward one else will!

* have a friend who will encourage and support well as make you accountable....cos you'll make excuses!

See you expected silliness from me today....but I was just thinking how I reached this goal of mine a few years back....only to let it go to the wayside and now I'm in the same position I was in then. So it's back to the drawing board for this ole' gal!

I refuse to call it a New Year's Resolution though. I'm making a New Life Statement!!

If you do don't have to make New Year's Resolutions each year and break them.


Ted D said...

I resolve to get Tex a dryer!

Great post Tex. I'm going to be a better Dad and husband this year than last. Hey look what I accomplished in just a few days. With some help, I started a blog, and figured out how to post pictures and such on the internet!

And I HAVE to work for a living, just off the week of Christmas! Come next Tuesday, I'll strictly be a nightim web surfer.

Have a great day Texas:}

JET said...

New look Tex? Nice.

Ted D said...

Texas, check out the comment section from my blog today. Funny story about something this moron said to his wife. And by this moron, I mean me!

Peter N said...

Happy New Year to come!!!