Why I Don't Believe in New Year's Resolutions

I don’t particularly like all the sentiments that come with the New Year. The resolutions, the sense of a new beginning and all that jazz. 

Because by February it’s very likely that we feel like complete failures, and will do so for another year, when we think our slate’s being wiped clean. 

I like to believe my slate’s being wiped clean each day. So what if yesterday I got nothing on my list done, felt irritable, was terribly short-fused, and went to sleep feeling like I was the grandest asshole in history? 

That was yesterday.

Today's my chance to reinvent myself again. I can do this as often as I need to. (I does help, though, to clean the slate only after having looked at why I've been such an asshole, or else it's Groundhog Day.)

Obivously, I’ll never reach my goal to be a productive saint, but one day I might just surprise myself. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes.

 

“The past no longer is, the future is not yet here; there is only one moment in which life is available, and that is the present moment.” - Buddha

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