Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions


This is the time of year when many folks make New Year’s Resolutions to resolve past/current issues or to lay out the foundation/path to achieving something in the near or not so distant future.  Ultimately, achieving the desired goal requires that the individual make some form of change in their life.  Given that the envisioned/proposed change most often entails making something better, the individual must be actively involved and put in an effort towards attaining their goal.  

At the outset, people making resolutions have the best of intentions.  Although this may be noble in nature, in reality, things fall through and the majority never do anything about their circumstance.  Others do take some initial steps toward the attainment of their respective goals, doing so for a couple of weeks, but their actions slowly fade and they go no further.  

In these scenarios, it is clear that the adage of “easier said than done” does, in fact, apply; in other words, it is always easier to talk about a task than it is to do something about it.  When reality sets in and people see the level of investment that is required—otherwise known as “work”—they throw their hands up and quit.  People have become so accustomed to having others do everything for them that when it comes time to do something, they just don’t have what it takes.  This is a classic case of “when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” while the not so tough “get going”…if you know what I mean.

So, if you find yourself in the latter category and can’t move forward with your resolution(s), do what I do: Blame it on fast foods.


- B. J. T. Pepin

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