Are you like me? or are you a better person? Seriously.
Do you dread hearing about everyone’s New Year’s resolutions, like I do?
I’m not certain why I feel this, but when I hear everyone’s lofty aspirations I am a bit of a cynic: I just don’t believe they will happen (probably because I am terrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions).
Or maybe I am simply jealous of their self-control and self-starter personalities.
And isn’t this what we sometimes do…project our own behavior onto others?
Shame on me!
I should be celebrating the positivity, supporting the newfound energy, and helping (if asked or needed) my friends & family to succeed in their efforts to reach their New Year’s resolutions (goals).
I absolutely should.
But right now I am again rolling my eyes.
I’m not the best cheerleader that ever lived and I find too many out-of-reach goals being claimed on New Year’s Eve. Sometimes I have a “oh brother, I’ve done this on my own, why can’t you do that on your own?” attitude.
SHAME ON ME!
So, how can I become a better person?
- Let others do their own thing without projecting MY personal opinions on something that’s really NONE of my business.
- Celebrate their enthusiasm and optimistic outlook for success.
- Set a few New Year’s goals of my own that are reachable, so I don’t have a lingering negative emotion of failure to project about New Year’s goals.
- Stop rolling my eyes.
- Be the bigger person (so what if their goal is to lose 100 pounds by March – cheer them on and smile!)
- Be grateful for my friends and family and their positive thoughts.
- Do the next right thing.
- Remember, ALWAYS, remember, it’s not about me.
- And a few more ideas are listed in this article. I read it, and learned a few things!
Happy New Year to you, and good luck with those awesome resolutions!! You can do this!!!! (think pompoms!)