How much do you think someone would pay for your old unused resolution?

This is one of my issues with new year’s resolutions. They aren’t worth anything to anyone else, and yet they become precious to us. They excite us. They distress us and very often, disappoint us.

Imagine if you were someone’s New Year’s resolution. Newly dusted off. On display to be noticed and remembered.

Chants of positivity surround you on all sides. “We can do it!” “This is the year!”

“Wait,” you murmur. “Are you really going to pull me out of your musty closet again? Are you really going to dance and sing around me, as if you could conjure up enough energy to see this through? I give it two months, and I’ll be back with the Christmas lights – too tangled to manage.

Maybe its time to donate those old New Year’s resolutions. Setup a yard sale, and make it available for some family that will actually put it to use.

How much do you think someone would pay for your old unused resolution?

This is one of my issues with New Year’s resolutions. They aren’t worth anything to anyone else, and yet they become precious to us. They excite us. They distress us and very often, disappoint us.

We hoard them. We search out gurus that will teach us how to pamper them.

Why can’t we just throw them away? Gather your friends and make a bonfire from the whole lot of new year’s resolutions. Hey, quit trying to hide that one. Throw it in too.

I feel that if we need a new year to fix something, we are using an old way that is broken. If we need a new year to get motivated, we will only be motivated but once a year. A few weeks in and you already hear: “better luck next year.”

Don’t pack that new year’s resolution in moth balls. Don’t try to pawn it off on someone else. Throw it out.

Now, choose you this day whom you will serve. Choose today which direction you will set your face toward. Choose today who you will invest in. Let tomorrow worry about itself. IF you get there, you get to choose again.

This doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t plan, have hopes or cast vision. I just don’t believe New Year’s resolutions are solutions.

Today’s choices count, and I am choosing to throw out these once a year commitments.