New Years Resolutions

Since today is Jan. 1st, I started thinking about New Years Resolutions. And what better way to start the new year than by creating a blog post?


One thing that is funny about New Years Resolutions is that most people have them. And 99% of the time they have completely forgotten all about them by spring. This useless goal setting system is completely broken. Yes nearly all people use it. Then they lament that they “failed” in following through.


The #1 New Years Resolution is going to the gym. I wish I owned some gyms. Perhaps 95% to 98% of the members never go. And those that do go only use it a few times per month. Ever wonder my gym membership is so cheap? Because the cheaper it is the easier it is to lie to ourselves.

I don’t want to cancel it because I am going to try to start going.

I wonder why people think it is such a great idea to get drunk and party on New Years Eve. Why? What’s so great about it? It’s just another year that went by. Did you achieve your goals? Did you get rich? Did you even go to the gym? If I answered no to those questions, then I wouldn’t be partying. I would be pondering.

I think the worst thing about New Years Eve parties is that they set people up for another lost year. What worse way to wake up than hung over, drugged out and tired? How can you start out the new year by going to the gym or setting goals when your brain is damaged?


Recently I have been thinking that a big part of being successful is just being different from average.

Did you watch Star Wars?

No. What’s that?


Did you get liquored up on New Years?

No. I don’t go out at night. I stay home and work on my future.


Did you watch the new season of Whatever on Netflix?

No. I don’t watch that.

If people spent half of the time, energy and money that they spend on TV and other useless mass-media garbage, they would be rich, happy and successful.

2 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions

  1. Sherwin Goerlitz

    Hats off to you regarding your stand on New Years Eve parties. It is not the popular thing to do, but last night we declined the party. Got up this morning and hiked to Wasson Peak near Tucson… 13 miles round trip. It was a perfect day for a long hike.

  2. George Post author

    Wow, awesome pictures! I’ve been to Arizona, but didn’t see anything like that.

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