Happy New Year

Needless to say, I have a lot to be thankful for. But I do have to say that I hope 2008 is better than 2007. I do have a lot to be thankful for. I work for a great company, I have a boss who I not only like working with, I actually respect and enjoy working for. That hasn’t happened since 1997 when I was working in Houston. It makes the hugest difference when you come up with ideas….if people actually listen to them and actually do something with them. I’m not sure I can ever get used to that 🙂 I’ll try tho!

So…what does everyone do when the new year rolls around? It’s time for….NAME THAT RESOLUTION!!! It’s the latest craze sweeping the nation…Okay, no it’s not. It’s antiquated and most people last about 2 weeks, that’s why gym memberships are so popular in January. I’ll quit this, I’ll start doing that…Yeah, sure you will.

So what am I promising myself? I’m not going to make promises. I guess I’m promising not to make a promise? Eww, circular argument….DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

I’ve done a lot of reading and research and thinking (can you smell the smoke?) and more thinking and realized one essential thing. It’s just me. I’m the only one and only I can do it. I’d like to do many things, but truthfully, I’m not going to promise anything. I’m just going to try to be better to my kids. Try to be more conversant and available to my wife. Try to get to the dojo more often, to really fuel my need, my passion for touching that spark, that thread that I glimpsed so many times but got sidetracked or distracted. “Well, what if you move?” “What if you can’t make time?”

I can’t focus or worry about any of that. My practice is my responsibility.

Why is it we make plans with the best intentions, but they never turn out like we would like? Is it just me? I’d really like to know if anyone reading this feels the same way. How do you take a desire to do something that last more than 5 minutes and really work on it till you feel like you’re accomplishing something?