Written by Jordan Graham
a firm decision to do or not to do something.
“Though it’s a pretty well documented fact that most New Year’s resolutions fail, we keep making them—and we’re not alone.” (Pruitt)
After asking various people, I have come to the conclusion, that when we wish to achieve something at the beginning at the New Year it is more of an Intention than a Resolution.
While it may be somewhat of a tradition to come up with a goal to set through out the year, why wait until then to set them? It’s possible that this is the reason that people tend not to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions.
They wait until the beginning of the year to start on something that could have been taken care of at anytime. I believe that the ‘New year, New me’ saying is a way for people to avoid their problems. I’m sure that many people stick to their Yearly choices, but a vast majority of our country does not.
Many people do not have the resolve to achieve their goal(s), but have the intention to. From my experience, I have every intention of achieving my goals, but I don’t quite have the resolve to see them all the way through.
In the words of Ashley James, a friend of mine, “I think it should be called an intention. Some people don’t take their resolutions seriously after they’ve made them.” On this topic, I have to agree with her.
a thing intended; an aim or plan.
After everything that I’ve explained wouldn’t an Intention be much better than a Resolution?
We may not change into a ‘New Us’ after the new year, but we do have every Intention to.
Picture taken by Jordan G.