“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” - Bill Vaughan
True that dude!
I don’t know about you, but I tend to fall into the optimist category. Does that mean I look at the world through rose-colored glasses? No… Then surely I must have no regrets? Of course I do, it’s just that I’ve simply resolved myself to try and learn from past mistakes, and move on to bigger and/or more important things.
Speaking of “resolve”… I’ve made already my New Years resolutions – the biggest and most important one is to FINALLY finish my movie with Magdalene How ’bout you? Have you made any yet?
Yeah, yeah… I know… People who make new years resolutions end up breaking them, blah, blah, blah… but I say it doesn’t have to be that way. I mean, we should all take advantage of this age-old tradition and aim for at least some positive change.
I’ll be the first to admit that making even just one resolution is easier said than done, but general optimism is the key to achieving any such goal, and to getting back on track should one stray. And likewise, achieving goals breeds more optimism and confidence that additional goals can be achieved, thus creating a wonderfully infectious circle of positivism.
If you won’t take my word for it, then check this out… There has been plenty of research done on the subject:
FACT: Those who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals than people who don’t
FACT: People who achieve their goals are MUCH happier than people who don’t
FACT: A whopping 54% of those who make resolutions are still on track to keep them after 6 months.
Gives you goosebumps just thinking about it, doesn’t it?
So c’mon y’all… Join me in welcoming a brand-spanking-new year, and maybe make a resolution or two I’m positive that 2013 will be the best year it can be!