Life is always changing. We make choices every moment that lead to changes, some are good and some not so good. The challenge is to always be improving the percentage so you are making more good choices than bad ones.
The New Year brings out the desire to make changes in most people, often catapulted forwarded by resolutions. The dictionary defines a resolution as ‘a firm decision to do or not to do something’, but I prefer the later definition that says ‘the quality of being determined or resolute’. Resolutions are really about making commitments, promises to yourself that you will follow a certain course of action.
Personally I have never been good a making resolutions as they always seemed like making a promise that I will ultimately feel guilty about. However, I do like the sense of a new beginning that comes with a new year. So this January my goals can simply summed up in two words, ‘be better’. Those two words can be applied to pretty much every aspect of my life with positive results. I want to be a better person. I want to be a better artist, I want to be a better husband. I want to be a better father. I want to be a better athlete. I want to be a better coach. The list will go on and on. With two words I can distill all resolutions down to their essence and hopefully be able to stay true to the concept.
I hope that I can keep this simple but challenging goal in front of me for the whole year and longer, for improvement is a never ending road.