Do you believe in New Year resolutions?

@bingskee (5237)
Philippines
January 2, 2011 4:51pm CST
They can be used as guides just like targets in a process or a system. That's all that is what they should serve as. I have to mention that because some of us gets depressed when the set goals, or simply the new year's resolutions, were not met. I think it is okay if we were not able to meet some of them. At least, we gave an effort. On the other hand, do not set resolutions you cannot keep. If they are impossible or improbable to meet, then why set them? What says thou? Happy New Year to all! Been busy with the holidays I have not visited mylot friends. I will make it up. I will try but not promise.
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
4 Jan 11
I agree. I think I make resolutions as guidelines for me since I would be very disappointed and critical of myself if I don't accomplish things. So, I make them a bigger strive so that I can make a small accomplishment.. or for me to even attempt something.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
sounds like we have the same thinking, lore... how was the new year?
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I think I expected too much. I realized how much of a superstition I've made it. And the epiphany is great.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Jan 11
I used to make traditional resolutions and I would always find that I would get very down on myself when I fell short on them. So, now I don't make resolutions in the traditional sense of it, instead I make some goals that I would like to attain in the coming year. By doing it that way, I don't feel like I can really beat myself up when I fall short of the goals that I set for myself in the year that is ahead of me.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
that sounds nice, dorannmwin! hope you will be successful!
• United States
4 Jan 11
I did New Years Resolutions in the past but this year I decided not to do one. A lot of people choose a goal that is unattainable. That is the problem I have had in the past. I guess my resolution this year would be to be the best person that I can be. By not setting a specific goal, I am not setting myself up for failure but that doesn't mean that I can't set smaller goals to better myself.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
that looks like a nice goal, linda! happy new year to you and to your family!
• India
4 Jan 11
Hello bing I don't believe in making resolutions, setting some kind of target, aims etc either on new year or any occassion, because achieving that is usually impossible for me, due to my multiple engagements and health issues.. right now i am here at my sons home, passing time with my grankids Might be ok for big people, political leaders, celebrities etc.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . HAPPY NEW YEAR Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
hello, professor! feels the same way. though i think it depends upon many things. one of which is the kind of life one is living. God bless and a happy new year!
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
Yes. I believe in my New Year's Resolutions. It makes me look forward to a new and better start for this year. Also I want to make sure that I'll follow them. I have high hopes for myself this year and hopefully I can target them and make due of what I need to do.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
good luck to you, freymind!
@bibin007 (33)
• Singapore
3 Jan 11
Yes, I do believe it in, only if you have the right attitude towards the new year's resolution. Really, if you make resolution, do put in your 101% effort in it cause there is no point making one then not bothering about it. Thus, really, keep your resolution and really work hard to achieve your targets.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
well, attitude can count...
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
I don't believe in New year's resolutions. For me you can have your resolutions, anytime of the yeark, not necessarily at the first day of the year. What is important,you are committed to do the changes in you life. Action speaks louder than words ;)
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
it actually requires determination to change, a firm resolution requires that a lot.
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
Good Day! Yes. You're right that's why I do not make a New Year's Resolution list because I can't keep it. I can't do some of the things that I promise to do the whole year but I always try my best to make myself better and to do good things not just on New Year's day but anytime.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
that is good for you, bianca. it is a nice positive attitude. keep it up!
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
i don't believe it .. decision is still in our hands .. if we want to change then it is up to us..we don't wait for another year to change :))
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
right. thank you for taking time to respond.
• United States
3 Jan 11
New years is just aother day.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
that will come to pass...
@thesids (22363)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Jan 11
Hi Ms. Bingskee Happy New Year. Resolutions for me well, not quite many just one spread smiles and happiness around. I have been at my worst when It comes to resolutions - I always end up failing to keep up to my promises. so I have given up making any resolutions now. Regards, theSids.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
happy new year, thesids! have given up a long time ago, too! he he
@NoWayRo (1062)
• Romania
3 Jan 11
I have a bunch of resolutions and goals for 2011, and why not? The New Year is as good a day as any to analyze your results from the previous year and set new targets for yourself for the coming period. It could be any other day, but I don't feel like re-inventing the calendar, so the New Year is good enough for me. Like you said, it's important not to get depressed when failing to meet the objectives. Besides, we have a whole year ahead to make them true
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
the important thing is we should not be disappointed when things do not go the way they wanted them to be. thank you for sharing your thought.
• United States
3 Jan 11
I think it's all abou goal setting. Even if I decided to make a "New Year's Resolution" I have to make it reasonable and then set up smaller goals that will help me achieve the ultimate goal! But it has to be attainable and reachable as well as reasonable or why try?
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
i agree, it has to be attainable and reasonable. hello, macdingolinger! happy new year to you!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
3 Jan 11
I absolutely do not believe in new year resolutions. I don't understand why people have to wait till new year if they have to make a resolution. They can do that at any day in their life. That is how it works for me. If I want to make a change in my life, I don't have to wait till new year. I understand that it doesn't work with everybody. I think most of these new year resolutions won't last long.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
resolutions truly do not work for everybody, daliaj. and you are right, one can always have a fresh start any time they want. they do not need to wait for another year to make those valuable decisions of change.
• United States
3 Jan 11
I try to make resolutions I can keep, like losing a few pounds or working more. Easy things =] You're right, it is depressing realizing a week into the new year that you've already broken your resolution to not eat fast food or whatnot.
• Abbeville, Mississippi
3 Jan 11
no i do not believe in new years resolutions. i use to. but noyhing never happened as it was suppose to so i stopped. and just take it as it comes to me
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
Good Day! Yes. You're right that's why I do not make New Year's Resolution because I didn't meet them all but I always try my best to do those things. To make myself better and to do good things.