Its at this point in every year that many blog posts are written about New Year’s resolutions. People want to lose weight, pack on muscle, make more money, save more money, learn a new skill…the list goes on and on.
And every year, people continually blow it. They don’t follow through on their resolutions. I’m not really sure why, but it happens. Weakness, willpower, control – all reasons these resolutions aren’t fulfilled.
Last year, I didn’t make any resolutions, so it was very easy for me to say on December 31 that I finally achieved exactly what I resolved to do.
But regardless of whether or not you made a 2012 resolution a year ago, and looking past the idea of whether you achieved your goal or not – let’s look at something else.
Simply – did you have any regrets this past year?
Did you start a 3 month diet plan, and give up after 2 weeks, and then when 3 months had passed by, wonder what could have been if you had just stuck with it?
Did you start maybe something like a P90X workout, and after a few weeks give in to schedule challenges and fatigue, and after 90 days would have been up – you look in the mirror and wonder “Would I have been ripped by now?”
Or maybe, it wasn’t even something you set out to do, maybe it was just something you didn’t do.
Do you regret wasting away 2 or 3 hours 5 or 6 nights a week watching television instead of reading? Or playing with your kids? Or spending quality time with your spouse?
Do you regret not going to church more often? Do you regret not tackling that home improvement project? Do you regret not making that investment?
There are things I regret not doing this past year, and my real goal in 2013 is to not end the year in regrets. When you have an itch, scratch it. When you have a passion to do something, do it. If there’s a book you want to read, read it. If there’s a project that needs doing, do it.
Don’t make 2013 a year of regrets.