Day 36: Resolution


[rez-uh-loo-shuh n]

the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose

Why is it that at the beginning of each year, I think that I’m going to make sweeping changes in my life? Some years I've done this on a small scale, but it hardly ever takes.

Is it that I make the promise only to myself? Is it that the changes are superficial and have no real meaning or gravity to them?

Or, based on the definition above, is there no “firmness of purpose” in what I want to change in my life? I’m guessing it is a combination of the three….

So, in this post I’m going to outline 3 things I’m going to resolve to do in 2015 and I’m going to use this platform to chronicle them.

Help as many people I can to accomplish what they want to in the next 12 months.

This is tied to a lot of things personally, professionally, and socially. I have always tried to help others as well as I could, but was always handcuffed by my personal situation. If I make it my goal to do this and not something I do if my life allowed, will it change things?

Become the best version of myself

I turn 28 on January 21st (and by 28 I mean 41) so I probably need to get to my ideal weight, touch my toes every day, eat something that doesn’t have to be cooked on a regular basis, and average 8 hours of sleep each night — or something like this. I’ll post my fitness and nutritional routine later this week.

Establish patterns in my life that I can look back on in 20 years and know 2015 was when I had come of age.

A mentor of mine use to ask me if I use the things I’ve learned to get better each year, or do I just live the same year over and over, not getting any better. Based on my waistline, my bank account, and general state of my life, I think its been the latter. And I look back and it saddens me — well, that crap stops this year. I hope.

So there you have it — I now have my “firmness of purpose” and I’m making it public. I have to admit — I’m a little scared (that’s a lie — I’m a lotta scared).

What are you looking to do in 2015?