It is a personal choice, but I decided to stop about two years ago. Every time I make a resolution, things happen that are out of my control and above my reach. It almost feels like I jinx myself.
This year, I have written down several things I would like to do in the next 12 months. Call it a “Yearly Bucket List”, if you will. I’ve decided not to share them until I have them crossed off my list. When I tell people I know about my plans, it seems the first thing they do is criticize and tell me I can’t do it or share all the reasons why they think the goal is unattainable or just plain stupid.
I have made smaller very specific goals for myself in the hope that taking baby steps will help bring about the changes I want to see. I realize this sounds a bit crazy and I feel like I’m talking in code, but this is what I think I need to do to see some action.
I wish you all luck with achieving your goals and following through with your resolutions this year! I hope 2014 is your best year yet!