How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, never have. I did, however make an Old Year’s Resolution back around Thanksgiving. It was to make it through the holidays without gaining any weight and still enjoy myself.

Putting on my pants this morning I realized I achieved my goal and, in fact, appear to have lost weight. I haven’t actually weighed myself, but I believe the ease with which I fit into a pair of pants I don’t think would have been all that comfortable a month or so ago is proof enough.

The real point I’m making here is, if you need to do something you don’t need to wait around for some (let’s face it) arbitrary day in the Earth’s revolution around the Sun to commence. I’m pretty convinced New Year’s Resolutions are designed to fail. Not a good model, IMO.

About Rick Ladd

Born in 1947, I am an officially retired pensioner who still has two teenage daughters and a desire to contribute. I remain intensely interested in, and fascinated by, Systems Thinking, Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, Decision Intelligence, and Business in general. I am also conversant in such concepts as innovation and ideation, collaborative tools and strategies, crowdsourcing, and the use of social media to accomplish goals ranging from improving business processes to promoting small retail businesses. Since my "retirement" I have done a little bit of freelancing as an editor/proofreader, as well as some technical writing. I've also done a fair amount of Facebook marketing as well. There's lots more where that came from. Need some help? Perhaps another set of eyes? Contact me. The first one's free! ;0) View all posts by Rick Ladd

2 responses to “How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

  • Vencil

    and the average person will consume 10,000 calories during thanksgiving to start it off. That’s 5 days worth of food in one day! and parts of the world have to eat dirt!


    • Rick Ladd

      Hell! That’s even more than five days worth of food for most people. I’m not exactly sure what I did. Maybe I’m finally slipping into my dotage and nothing (not even food) is exciting anymore. Well . . . maybe napping.


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