The start of a new year is always a rather peculiar time. On one hand, Jan. 1 is just another day on the calendar, not particularly different from the day before or the day after. But it’s not just another day, is it? We mark the end of one year and the start of another. Looking back, the change of years gives us an opportunity to look forward – a clean slate, if you will, in which to make a new start and make resolutions. Resolutions are another New Year’s tradition that I don’t particularly do. There’s no reason for us to be more successful at the start of January than any other time of the year, but many are. So I’m going into the New Year with the same goals I had at the start of October, and November, and December. And if I fail, I can try again tomorrow. There’s no need to wait for the next Jan. 1 to roll around. New beginnings can begin daily, and that makes it worth looking forward to – with or without resolutions.
~ David Medzerian