Unmaking new year resolutions

Every year, billions of earthlings make resolutions to better themselves, get a wife/husband, a degree, lose weight, adopt a healthy lifestyle ans many others only to forget the location they stored the pen and paper after drafting the above in technicolor.

I used to be like these many people until I gave up the practice and adopted a let tomorrow bring what it will attitude.

It is to those people in the first paragraph that this post is meant. Maybe it is time to trying to unmake resolutions. Go to the unachieved list from the previous year and examine the reasons for failure. Were the goals too ambitious, did they depend on others entirely to be achievable, was there passion in their development?

In doing all this, they will begin to see what really matters, what is possible and what really is very ambitious and begin to make the steps to achieving them.

And with that, I end my self-help blog post. To a great resolution less 2022.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

24 thoughts on “Unmaking new year resolutions

  1. Neil Rickert says:

    A long time ago — I think it was when I was a teenager — I made a new years resolution to never again make a new years resolution.

    And I have kept to that.

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  2. ladysighs says:

    Less is more more is worse
    Making resolutions is really a curse

    Happy New Year


  3. This year, i only have one resolution. One sentence, 7 words. If i can achieve that then every other thing will align itself. I agree less is more.


  4. Barry says:

    As I may have mentioned around this time last year, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Never have. I do have targets I’d like to achieve before I kick the bucket, but they never have a specific date in mind, and it’s no biggie if they’re never fully realised. Life has so much to offer in the present, so there’s little time for contemplating the future, let alone setting unachievable targets.

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    • makagutu says:

      You have said it so well. What do we tell those who tell us not planning is planning to fail

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      • Barry says:

        Perhaps something like “Life is a journey, not a set of destinations that finally ends at Death. Enjoy explore the highways and byways and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Remember whatever path we take, it always ends at the same place”.

        I don’t know Mak, some people seem to be target driven and can’t cope without set goals. They struggle, stress and sacrifice for what? A moment”s satisfaction if they succeed, but for many it’s likely to be an anticlimax. Then they have to start over again.

        They want us to admire them. I pitty them.


  5. I agree heartily Mak. I have goals but don’t restrict their completion to specific times as I realised long ago they are far less likely to occur if I box them up like that. Every day is the first day of a new year anyway, it just depends on when you’re counting from.

    – Esme Cloud and Mak living in the moment.


  6. Nan says:

    As Esme said: I have goals but donโ€™t restrict their completion to specific times.

    My only hope is they will be completed before my time is up. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I always was curious about those people who live by the cycle of the seasons, and have no concept of a โ€œnew yearโ€ whose life is simply marked out by birth, marriage and death. Should we not feel sorry for them missing out on all that excitement about making new solutions year in and year out?


  8. renudepride says:

    My personal solution? Forget the January (winter) and “new year” aspect and create development goals to begin the first day of spring! For me, it’s a more manageable and inspiring time of the year! Great minds (?) think alike! I have a similar post scheduled here next week! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Naked hugs!

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  9. appamprawns says:

    Wishing you a happy 2022!


  10. appamprawns says:

    Am sharing a post I wrote on how my new year resolution plans changed last minute and that’s okay. Do read!


  11. makagutu says:

    Quick recovery


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