… of new years and new starts

2016 is over, thank the Gods!

I think it’s fair to say that for most people, 2016 was a terrible year. I truly believe that many of us were cursed by 2016. Now we can all breathe easy and deep, and start fresh with a beautiful new year. I decided that I am not making any resolutions this year. The Merriam-Webster defines resolution as:

noun res·o·lu·tion \ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of resolution

  1. 1:  the act or process of resolving: asa :  the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler onesb :  the act of answering :  solvingc :  the act of determiningd :  the passing of a voice part from a dissonant to a consonant tone or the progression of a chord from dissonance to consonancee :  the separating of a chemical compound or mixture into its constituentsf (1) :  the division of a prosodic element into its component parts (2) :  the substitution in Greek or Latin prosody of two short syllables for a long syllableg :  the analysis of a vector into two or more vectors of which it is the sum

  2. 2:  the subsidence of a pathological state (as inflammation)

  3. 3a :  something that is resolved <made a resolution to mend my ways>b :  firmness of resolve

  4. 4:  a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent voted by an official body or assembled group

  5. 5:  the point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out

  6. 6a :  the process or capability of making distinguishable the individual parts of an object, closely adjacent optical images, or sources of lightb :  a measure of the sharpness of an image or of the fineness with which a device (as a video display, printer, or scanner) can produce or record such an image usually expressed as the total number or density of pixels in the image <a resolution of 1200 dots per inch>

If I were to make a resolution and not complete it, or, in the case of quitting something, start back up (and vice versa) I would fall into that black pit called failure. I hate failing. I have an innate fear of failure. Instead of making resolutions, I set goals. This year I have set an enormous set of goals. But that’s okay. Since they’re goals, I can try my hardest to attain them, but if I don’t succeed, I just keep trying. There is no failing. So this year, and every year from now on, I will be setting goals and not making resolutions. This is not only good for helping myself achieve success, but it’s also good for my mental health.


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