The Many Works of Pat Hatt
January 4, 2016
So the question for this month is one the cat has bashed a time or three and it was easy to guess that it would come to be. What is it? What is everyone going on about when that “magic” day comes at the start of the year? I bet you got it now.
What are some new year’s resolutions you’ve had in the past?
The answer to that one is easy. Nadda, none, zilch, zero, zip, and whatever other word means never made a one. New year’s resolutions work less than trying do get a cat to do what you want it to. That means they have very low odds of ever succeeding. Why? Because most who make resolutions never follow through. They either do it because they want to be “cool” and follow the crowd. Everyone else is doing it, so they have to as well. Or they do it because the really expect January 1st to be a “magic” day. Like one date on the calendar is going to change everything. Pffffffft is the only nice thing I can say about that.
Now some actually believe in the “magic” so much that their resolutions do come to be, but they are few and far between, and they still get off their butt and do the work anyway. Then they give credit to the “magic” of new year’s resolutions. Pfffffffft again.
If you want something done, you shut up, you get off your butt, and you do it. It is as simple as that. You don’t wait for any “magic” day to make some stupid resolution you aren’t going to stick to anyway. You do it whether it is January 1st or August 24th. You just do it. And if you did whatever it was on say August 24th, guess what? You’ll either be well on your way or have finished that so called resolution you were going to wait to make on that “magic” day. But if you wait, you wasted a little over 4 months. All because you wanted that “magic” day. Stupid logic in every way.
Making new goals to challenge yourself is fine. Like having a goal to write 5 new books in 2016 or something. That is a goal and that is something you can’t do in 2015 as there is only so much time in a day. Yes, you can write 5 books each year but writing 5 new ones on top of the 5 you wrote last year is still a goal. Or maybe 6 this year compared to 5 last year. That is a goal and goals are great. Resolutions are hocus pocus nonsense. I’m going to lose weight is a big one. Pffft to that. It can be done on any day, not the “magic” day. Wake up, eat less, move more, poof! Who needs a magic day for that?
I will end my rant now. Do you make new year’s resolutions at your sea? Believe that it is a oh so “magic” day? Pffft just another day with a date change and that is that.
Enjoy life, forget the strife.