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Tired of ‘new year, new me’

December 17, 2018

What makes you think that since the date is changing that you have to, too? If you haven’t had the work ethic to get it done before, what makes you think you will now?

I get extremely tired of people saying, “New year, new me.” I understand people sometimes need a little motivation and that is why they make resolutions. But nine times out of 10, the goals people set for themselves end up failing within the first month because they fail to set smaller goals to help achieve their main goal.

Some may call me a cynic for “hating” on New Year’s resolutions, but I don’t think they are as effective as everyone believes they are. My family raised me to believe in the power of hard work and dedication. Thus, I don’t see the point in making a goal at the beginning of every year if you didn’t try starting earlier especially without a plan to execute the goal.

I know I spent most of my time talking about how New Year’s resolutions serve no point, but I do admit I appreciate hearing everyone’s goals for the year and help them achieve them.

So, in turn, I have decided to make my own even though I don’t believe it is the smartest plan. For 2019, I plan to focus on my physical activity and create a weekly workout routine before I head off to college. Now to accomplish this goal, I will put to use my time management skills to put aside time every day to focus on my physical activity.

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