Happy New Year?

Warning: This post will be slightly cynical.

Happy New Year! The first thing a lot of people have said in the last few days.

But why? Why do we celebrate New Years? What makes midnight on Jan 1 any different from any other day?

A new calendar, a new twelve months, a new year. People make “Resolutions” – goals and objectives for a new calendar year.

What we fail to realize – a new calendar is not going to change our daily habits. We are not going to be dramatically different people just because the calendar has changed from 2014 to 2015.

Habits change with intentional action on a daily basis. Anything we want to change about ourselves we can only change one day at a time. Given a choice, the brain will always choose the easier route. To enact change you must consciously choose the harder right on a daily basis. A new calendar by itself will not create change.

Rather than Happy New Year – I say Happy New Day. Every day is a chance to make the choices you need to enact change in your life. Realize the value of the day and make the choice that can change your life.

Happy New Day.

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One Response to Happy New Year?

  1. sniperssk8t says:

    Well said, Coach Chris.

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