Every New Year’s Eve, at the stroke of midnight, people resolve to be better in the coming year. Upon doing a quick search online, I found the general top-10 New Years Resolutions, that ironically don’t change much from year to year. They are:
1. Stop Smoking/Drinking
2. Get into a Habit of being Fit
3. Lose Weight
4. Enjoy Life
6. Get Organized
7. Learn Something New
8. Get out of Debt/Save More money
9. Spend More Time With Family
10. Help People.
So, the question I pose, is why wait until the New Year to make the effort to change? Why not today (granted, it is still the New Year, but you get my point, right?) I see New Year’s resolutions as being akin to only being nice to your significant other on Valentine’s Day, your assistant on Administrative Day or your brother on his birthday.
While no one will get it perfect everyday, it’s the intention behind which the action was demonstrated. Maybe I can’t get in the 90-minute yoga class that I wanted to today, but I do have time for a 30 minute run. Or, maybe you can’t pay off all of your debt today, but you can take steps towards eliminating it, such as not using your credit card today. There are small actions each of us can take towards being better everyday!
I think Jay Z put it best when he said “May the best of your today’s, be the worst of your tomorrow’s.” Here’s to making each day the best you can!