Resolution or Wishful Thinking
In the early '90s, my wife's dad announced his New Year's resolution for that year was to not make any more New Year's resolutions. A few years later, he told us it was the only resolution he ever kept.
Ignoring the obvious oxymoron of making a resolution to not make resolutions, I have got to say I have never been a big fan of the New Year's celebration.
People want us to believe a tick of the clock and the tearing off of a calendar page have suddenly made everything new. As if someone has pushed the universal reset button. It looks like a lot of wishfull thinking to me.
Then we wake up on January 2nd to discover the world is pretty much the same as it was on the evening of December 31st.
The futility of this New Year's thinking is best seen in the easy discarding of the New Year's resolution. The resolutions are not very resolute. They are quickly tossed out with the crumpled up Christmas wrapping.
if we want a changed world in 2018, we have to become different people.
One of the reasons I love being here at WA is this is a place where people are encouraged to make commitments. Then training, resources and encouragement are added to enable that person to see those commitments through.
WA is changing the world because people come here and grow.
I would wish you a great 2018, but I don't have to. You are going to make your 2018 great. So, I celebrate with you.
Happy New Year.