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New Years Resolutions Exposed!

A moments reflection about the absurdity of new years resolutions awakens my senses and arouses my demand for more resolutions every day.

How many people wait a year and wait for tonight to make a change in their life? How many people actually follow through with their resolutions?(there must be some kind of statistic on this)

My guess is not many follow their new years resolutions, whether it be to lose weight, make more money, or work harder in school.

I have not yet made a new years resolution but tonight I will for the first time.

How absurd is it to wait a year to SUDDENLY make a change in ones life at 12:00am?-For the sake of a culture who cherishes and labels this holiday as a time to make a resolution?

Oh now lets make a change the time is right, it’s new years eve! Lets wait a year to create a goal.

Meanwhile, the advertisements kick in showing commercials about weight loss supplements, weight watchers, special TV programming, etc. Exploiting this holiday because they know people are going to make new years resolutions and want answers. The advertisements usually feed off of consumers fears and irrational ideals.

Why not make goals frequently? Why wait a year to make the “Big Change?”

My first and last new years resolution is simply “Create goals more frequently such as every month; Short and long term goals year round!”

Geeee who would have thunk it?

Do effective people wait a year at 12:00 to create one goal? I doubt it. They probably do it year round.

2005 here I come. *To wait a year to take another step is only going to get you as far as the end of your block.

How far can you travel if you take a step every day or every month? Perhaps out of the state? What would happen if you ran? What would happen if you were to fly?

I’m out to go party, peace T-nation and welcome to a new year.

-Get Lifted

“How far do you want to travel this year? To the end of your block or to outer space and back?”

My opinion is that if you have to base the change in your life around a time on the clock on a certain day, you don’t really want to change it.

One thing I’ve seen that I have liked in advertising recently is the Aquafina commercials encouraging people to drink more water. I know they basically want people to buy their water but if they get some sort of pro-water message out there, people might drink more water despite the label on the bottle.

IMHO

people need to chill out on the “only saps wait for NYE to make resolutions”

If it provides that extra boost (however artificial) then go for it!

Whatever it takes. Fair point that goals should be made all the time. Best NYRs are made for January i.e. I will follow 7 habits Berardi article for 4 weeks.

Its quite easy and those 28 days will get you in the habit.

New year, 1st of the month, Monday morning, weekend, whenever- just make some goals and shoot for them.

Lets make 2005 a year of the ages, the history books, for the record books boys. My resolution is to take a positive attitude toward ANYTYHING I DO. ANYTHING. I got shot down at a party tonight by this super duper hot ass blonde girl. She said “sorry, my feet hurt” when i wanted to dance with her. Hey, what the fuck can I do. That bitch lost out and I just gave my self another opportunity to get laid. Fuck it. Thats my resolution, take a positive attitutude toward anything and everything.

Happy New Years boys, and lets all get fuckin jacked out of our friggin heads in 2005.

[quote]DeterminedNate wrote:
Lets make 2005 a year of the ages, the history books, for the record books boys. My resolution is to take a positive attitude toward ANYTYHING I DO. ANYTHING. I got shot down at a party tonight by this super duper hot ass blonde girl. She said “sorry, my feet hurt” when i wanted to dance with her. Hey, what the fuck can I do. That bitch lost out and I just gave my self another opportunity to get laid. Fuck it. Thats my resolution, take a positive attitude toward anything and everything.

Happy New Years boys, and lets all get fuckin jacked out of our friggin heads in 2005. [/quote]

I hate it when bitches do shit like that.

Yeah, fuck bitches.

DeterminedNate: That’s the best thing that can happen… 'cause then you can PLAY with them.

You: “Hey, nobody puts baby in a corner. Let’s dance.”

Her: “Um, chewing gum has cemented my luscious bottom to the chair, and my feet hurt.”
(this is where real advice begins)
You: “What, I just met you like five seconds ago, and you already want me to massage your feet? Geez, you never really learned how to play hard to get, did you?”

Her: “No, I mean, um”

You: “Look, don’t try to weasel out of it now, doof. Look, maybe later if you’re good.”

Her: “tee-hee, I want you so bad, NateWithDetermination”

You: “It’s DeterminedNate, babe.” (cue mentos wink and gleaming teeth).

Seriously… you’ve got to learn to deal with tests and navigate them adroitly.

[quote]nephorm wrote:
DeterminedNate: That’s the best thing that can happen… 'cause then you can PLAY with them.

You: “Hey, nobody puts baby in a corner. Let’s dance.”

Her: “Um, chewing gum has cemented my luscious bottom to the chair, and my feet hurt.”
(this is where real advice begins)
You: “What, I just met you like five seconds ago, and you already want me to massage your feet? Geez, you never really learned how to play hard to get, did you?”

Her: “No, I mean, um”

You: “Look, don’t try to weasel out of it now, doof. Look, maybe later if you’re good.”

Her: “tee-hee, I want you so bad, NateWithDetermination”

You: “It’s DeterminedNate, babe.” (cue mentos wink and gleaming teeth).

Seriously… you’ve got to learn to deal with tests and navigate them adroitly.[/quote]

Nephorm-

Hahaha, what a fuckin awesome post dude. IF ONLY, I had been armed with that i would have FOR SURE said that. This girl was a fucking bitch dude, a fucking slut, a fucking whore, a fucking pile of gonnorrhea, that fucking slut will never have a fuckign CHACNE IN HELL when i am JACKED OUT OF MY HEAD, and RICH, and fuckign SUCCESFUL. That fuckin cunt can stick with her high school education and fuck some loser with crabs. Then she can go live in a fucking trailer park.

Yeah, it did piss me off, and it did kind of get to me. Last night, I didnt give a shit, cuz i was drunk anyway. Anyway nephrom, thanks for that advice, I will really really see how I can reverse that dumb blonde shit on the next whore I come across. Here I thought putting out the effort was good enough! Fuck that, I cant wait till next time. fuck yeah.

-DETERMINED

Nate -

I just look at it as all being part of the game. It’s their job, so that they can find the fittest mates possible, to throw obstacles in your path to see if you can handle them. Like a judo master, you must redirect the force of their attack and demonstrate your alpha-ness.

And then, she will want you. If not, who gives a fuck what she thinks? But try not to get angry at chicks for being the way they are… that’s just how they’re wired up.