It’s already January 3.
For most people, their resolutions have slipped by the wayside of work, obligations, or simply not wanting the outcome sufficient to invest in that action. In many ways, we make the same resolutions year after year. (The following is echoed below.) I am sure most people have the same goal in 2021, as they did in 2020, etc…
As with most people, I have lot to do in 2022. The question is not what is the priority, but rather, what will I do with my time. The following quote from Edger Allen Poe from Zen Pencils serves as a harsh reminder that time wants for no man.
The Guardian listed some ways to improve here. The focus is on gradual change, etc., but if I really want to change, I must think differently about who I am at my core. The art of learning to self talk can be important here, asking yourself, “What Would Batman, Jesus, etc., Do” can create some distancing to help me sometimes rethink on the task at hand.
As I sit with the open calendar before me, the answer to what will happen in 2022 will be the same as what happened in previous years. I will meet with Triumph and Disaster. The shape of the new year will depend on up my commitment to whittling away at the stone that entraps me.
But this too is limiting. I can no more carve myself from stone without the assistance from others, and in fact, I can not more be better than what I can be organically if I do not rely on others. In anticipation of my (our) success(es) at the end of 2022, I want to thank you for your assistance, friendship, and support going forward.