New Year’s resolutions tend to fail, we all know that. There’s nothing magical about putting a new year on dated material, like checks and stuff, or a diet, or a quit-smoking program, or a business venture, or, or, or… The year-date is only important on checks and documents – when it comes to any of the other things, the date really doesn’t matter. You can start a diet on any given Thursday – if you’re looking for a magical date or event to get started on something, you’re really only looking to procrastinate. Take it from me, I’m a professional procrastinator!
“Make It Happen!” is too generic to qualify as a “Resolution”, and that is on purpose. “It” applies to all things that need doing, need to get done, should get done, would be nice to get done, whether “It” involves obligations like bills or simply minor improvements to the immediate environment and/or well-being. This could get rather complex but keeping “Make It Happen” as a “Motto”, a constant reminder, will get a lot of seemingly insignificant things done, getting them “off the books” so-to-speak, and thereby freeing up the brain for more constructive projects. It is amazing how much more one can accomplish when minor nagging issues get thwarted by having been resolved.
So, with my “new” motto in hand, I’m heading out into uncharted territory, embracing and reinforcing the battle cry from my blog category “FORWARD” on The Stupid Appraiser AND making a serious investment in the gist of my other blog, La Vita Nuova (The New Life).
“Make It Happen” is far less intimidating than a “Resolution”, I think it therefore paves the way for a higher success rate in whatever the undertakings may be. It becomes an underlying mantra, of sorts, and carries through all the layers, not excluding or obstructing anything in its way. On the contrary. I think it lends encouragement where otherwise defeat may have been looming as the ultimate outcome.