I don't like New Year's Eve resolutions. Probably for the same reasons you don't like them either. My reason is that I fail to keep them. I like to win. I like to succeed. I don't like to fail. If I know I am going to lose at something, I won't play. My grand daughter Ella has a game that she plays on her kindle. It is a game where you run down a street and jump over, slide under, and avoid obstacles, We used to play and take turns and I was better than her. This only lasted for a couple weeks. Now she is so many levels ahead of me, it is unreal. She laughs when I fail to jump and run right into a barricade. It is time for a new game.
I had a new idea I am thinking about trying out this year. I am going to set more realistic goals. Wait, that is probably not true. I am going to set super easy goals. Here are some examples of the goals I am thinking about. Exercising- I will do ten jumping jacks a day. Songwriting- I will write one sentence of a lyric. Relationship with God- I will read one verse a day. Helping my wife around the house- move my clothes from beside the clothes hamper into the hamper once a week. All of these look doable and achievable.
If I do ten jumping jacks and I feel good about myself for the day. Maybe I will go ahead and do a couple extra on my good days. Maybe I will up my goal. (bad decision) I will let my goal stay the same and I will over achieve and feel like a winner. This is what I do on my Fitbit. My goal is 10,00 steps a day. I am good for about 14,000 to 15,000 steps a day on a workday.. So I am a winner on workdays. Let's not talk about how many steps I take on a day off. I make up for it on my good days. My Fitbit makes me feel like a winner.
If you are thinking about resolutions, maybe this will help you too. Happy New Years! (Yeah, I'm a little early but I'm working ahead on my goals.)