I Hereby Resolve

New Year’s resolutions are dangerous; they make a fool of you by February.  That’s why I don’t make them. 

I do, however, set out a list of goals for the year.  Not that I expect to actually accomplish them all, but it’s good to have something to shoot for.  I believe in Vince Lombardi’s philosophy:  “We are going to relentlessly pursue perfection.  We are not going to reach it, because nobody is perfect.  But we are going to pursue it relentlessly because on the way, we will catch excellence.”  One year, my goal was to read one book every week.  I didn’t make it, but I read far more that year than I would have without the challenge.  So, once again I will aim high with some ambitious goals and hope to catch some excellence along the way.

Although resolutions don’t work for me, I like the word “resolve”.  Here’s what it means: have determination, make up one’s mind, put one’s foot down, take a stand, stand firm, put one’s heart into, take the bull by the horns, go all out, stick to one’s guns, stick it out, never say die, have gumption.  *Sigh*  I do love my thesaurus. 

2012.  What will you bring?  What lessons are in store?  Come what may, I’m determined to put my heart into living it.