Most of us make New Year’s resolutions and most of us fail to keep them. It’s not because we didn’t have the intention to keep or achieve them, it’s simply because they were unrealistic to begin with.
Last year I had resolved to write a book in 2014. It didn’t happen because I over-estimated the amount of time I’d have available between family and work commitments. Actually I did worse than over-estimate, I knew I wouldn’t have time between work and family commitments, but deluded myself that I could write it anyway.
Don’t spend half next year feeling guilty for not achieving the resolutions you make while feeling nostalgic over the next few weeks.
Write an honest set of resolutions down and then aggressively trim them using honesty and reason. Rinse and repeat tomorrow, and the day after that…
It’s better to feel happy about achieving some well-thought-out resolutions than it is to feel guilty about not achieving ill-conceived ones.