New Year’s Resolutions


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Have you made a New Year’s Resolution this year? Most people start the New Year off with a New Year’s resolution. They make a goal they hope to achieve in the New Year, but they almost always never complete that goal. So that leads to the question, Are New Year’s resolutions good? 

In my opinion, I believe that setting goals is a very important and beneficial idea to do. Without goals, you are unable to see the future in a clear mindset and have nothing to look forward to. It may be from my perspective as a person who is always organized and plans things ahead of time–but I truly believe that if you don’t have a goal for what you want to do either in the near future or later, you’re unable to strive and progress more than you would if you had an actual goal. 

This leads to my point about New Year’s Resolutions, many people choose to make a goal that they will never achieve because they are too ambitious and exaggerate their goals. Half the time, they make one just to make one. They don’t actually want to achieve their goal because they end up giving up after a month or less. This is why I believe that although the idea of New Year’s Resolutions may be good, they just inspire people to do things they can’t actually follow through with. But that also leads me to my final point, even without New Year’s resolutions, we are able to set goals for ourselves. Whether that be every day, every week, every class, every month, or any time at all. There is no need to wait for a New Year to set a goal. 

Setting goals doesn’t mean aiming for something big, it could be finishing drinking a bottle of water by the end of the day or finishing your work so you can enjoy some free time. So, I want you today to set a goal. Set a goal for yourself that you will accomplish and continue to set more goals in the future because, in the end, the journey you took to reach your goal will be much more rewarding than anything.