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Your New Year Resolution for 2023?  Don’t Even Bother

Let’s be honest, you and I won’t keep our New Year resolution. It’s foolish to make one.

Our good intentions may be on the right path, but we can’t last the journey.  Soon to turn 81 on January 30 (no gifts expected, but I will accept money), decades of failed resolutions by me and others have taught me one lesson:

Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

Exercise more?  Good idea. 

Lose weight? A laudable goal.

Eat better?  Of course.

And we can do all these things.  Just not all at once.

Don’t embrace every one of these wishes with the enthusiasm that is most likely the residual euphoria of a New Year’s Eve alcohol libation. 

Take a deep a breath, then in the sober reality of a new dawn, just start with a small task.  It doesn’t have to be much.  And truth is it shouldn’t be to start.

Then if you see success, and you believe you can continue, Good for you! 

Next you might want to try something else.  But remember, you don’t have to.  It’s your life.  No one is judging you.  And you shouldn’t judge yourself.

If you are happy as you are now, then you should make only this one resolution.

I’m a good person and I promise to remain one.


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