I have mixed feelings about New Years Resolutions. In many regards, I think it’s a great thing that people are using the start of the New Year to make some much needed adjustments. On the other hand, I think people falsely expect some magic will power to kick in just because the calendar rolls over into another year.
Forgive me, but if you know you need to make a change on Nov. 23rd, why wait until January 1st to make the change? The power needed to change has nothing to do with a date, it has everything to do with mentality. I said before that you needed to be “Sick and Tired” of being “Sick and Tired”.
I don’t say this to sound pessimistic, because for some people this strategy may work. The people I worry about are the ones that get so geeked up to start the New Year with a bang and make all these changes, then come Feb. they are back to their old ways and feeling frustrated because they let themselves down. So what are they to do? Should they wait until 2014 to try and start all over? Of course not!
Change starts within… time and date are a non-factor. Once you make the commitment in your heart to change, the change will begin! So whether it’s January 1st, or March 5th, the best time to change is anytime you are no longer content with your current circumstances…