I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about resolutions.
I have many resolutions, but I’m not very good at keeping them.
Wait, hold up, that’s not true.
Some resolutions are over before they began. A few years ago, I wanted to ride my bike more often. Turns out I hate riding bikes. Just took a couple of circuits up a hill to realize that riding a bike is hard work. No thanks. Not for me.
But I have kept my health resolutions for the most part. I still don’t eat fast food or meat. I am a runner. Scratch that, I am a marathoner. And I barely ever chew gum, which is something I gave up many years ago because I chew like Mike Ditka.
In 2016, I want to run another marathon. So that’s something. Let’s be honest: I might reinjure myself or fail to meet my goals, but the world won’t come to an end. I still drink too much champagne, which was something I wanted to address in 2015, but maybe I’m looking at this all wrong. Maybe I don’t drink enough champagne.
Anyway, everybody starts somewhere. Failure isn’t the end of the story. Whatever your 2016 resolutions, I hope you give it a shot and give yourself space to adjust, reassess and potentially fail.
It’s the effort that matters.
Happy new year!