I, however, am quite the opposite. I hate new years resolutions, and I hate the fact that people make goals at this time of year., motivated by guilt. So, here are my reasons why I don't set any new years resolutions.
- They are often motivated by guilt, and produce guilt when not achieved.
- I do not know anyone (but am happy to be proved wrong) who has achieved all the goals they have set in any particular year.
- They can create legalism instead of grace-filled living.
- Most things that we might set as our goals are unachievable in a specific time frame, and should be aimed for during the whole of our lives and not just one year - for example healthy eating.
- I do not like lists.
- I do not like tickboxes.
- If you have to set goals, why not do it in March or October? Why now?
- I do not like hearing 'motivational' people talk about how you need to aim for something or you will hit the target of nothing.
- I am a realist.
I am not against change. I am not anti-improvement. I understand the need for accountability and for consistently aiming to be more like Jesus. I just do not like goals and new years resolutions.
There we go! I've said it now! I will not say it again, or is that a goal?!