Resolutions should mean something


Cartoon by: Joshua Boley

I made a New Year’s Resolution to listen to ol’ Jordan Larimore this year because he’s always right—and when I say he’s always right, I really mean that he’s always right.

Anyway, I’ve been doing a good job of keeping that resolution this year. Mostly because it isn’t hard to agree with someone who makes sense all the time. But I’ve noticed that some of my friends haven’t been doing a very good job of keeping theirs.

Maybe I’ve been more successful because I didn’t strive to give myself a very difficult resolution to accomplish (really, it was more of a joke at the time). But either way, thus far I have been successful.

Regardless, whatever my resolution had been I would’ve done my best to ensure that I kept it.

A resolution is more than just saying that you’re going to do something.

It’s making a promise to yourself that you’re going to accomplish something either for yourself or someone that is going to have a positive impact.

I don’t know about you guys but when I was growing up, a promise was a big deal.

One of my friends told me that her resolution this year was to not miss any class. Three weeks into the semester, she has already missed four days of classes.

One of my other friends told me that her New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy and lose weight. I work out at the Rec Center 3 days a week I’ve invited her several times and she’s yet to go with me.

Did I mention I followed her car to McDonald’s yesterday? Not to be creepy, but because I care about her.

My point is, that if you can’t commit to your New Year’s Resolution, then don’t have one.

If you can’t keep a promise to yourself how can you expect to keep a promise to a future employer or your mom or future husband/wife?

All I’m saying is value the goals that you set for yourself.

Weigh the personal consequences of not meeting your goals before you set them.