So, the New Year's resolution is a great idea on paper. New year, new beginnings, a chance to make outrageous claims of bettering yourself, and then promptly be forgotten mid-February, and then, only if you tried really hard. Also, for students anyway, there's no time to make life-affirming changes if you have to go right back into the drudgery of endless papers and grades, with no light in sight but Martin Luther King Day. My way of thinking, it would be-hoove those who wish to make a change to get on it NOW, before the post-holiday blues, before life comes crashing down.
More importantly than starting a new year with a bang, is finishing the old one well. Just like a runner, in the midst of a race, looks towards the finish line, not the days afterwards basking in the glow of winning, just the line itself, so should we look at this last month as a completion of all we strived for the past eleven. Have a project you never quite finished? Do it now. Meant to tell someone something, but never got around to it? Do it now. Want to be the best you can be? Do it now.
That way, when January rolls around, you can go back to being the lazy bum you are.
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