On New Years Eve, we part ways with 2014 and welcome in 2015. With everyone posting their resolutions and listing all the positive things they hope to see next year, I can’t help but to wonder: why is it that people only start to think of all the new ways they want to change when the year comes to an end? I guess it’s because this is the time where you look back at the year and reflect on all of your achievements, mistakes, and other memories. But time is only perceived to be linear. All I’m saying is that if you want to change, then do something about it right then and there. Waiting for the next year is just procrastinating and tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed. I’m not trying to be a downer, don’t get me wrong, I just hope people realize that writing down these promises to yourself doesn’t do anything if you keep pushing back your start date.

Regardless, if you absolutely must jot down your resolutions, at least make it more of a goal list and less of a wish list. What are your goals for your career? Relationships? Education? Community? Think of any possible obstacles and figure out how to get rid of them sooner rather than later. Then, list key dates where you realistically could turn those goals into accomplishments.

Like everyone else, I’m excited to see what the new year has in store for us, but I’ve already started to work on all the changes I’d like to see.

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