No Resolutions; Only Revolutions

I am sure by now you have already unwrapped your Christmas gifts and sorted out the “keepers” and “returns”.

I was reading a book earlier and came across few questions – “The greatest gift you can give yourself is a new beginning. What if you could start again, with nothing from the past to bind you? Where would you go? What would you need? More important; What could you live without?” — I believe these questions are a good way to measure where we are in life right this moment and where we want to go tomorrow. Instead of cluttering your life with pointless resolutions that become self-esteem killers, let’s revolutionize the way we think about resolutions.

A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Let’s be honest, no one is going to drop 50 lbs. in 6 weeks, earn a 20% raise, or showcase a new invention on Oprah’s new network this year (If you do, I’d love to offer you some free marketing services). But what we can do is to begin a thought revolution (i.e. fundamental change in organizational structure of our thoughts) and make an honest attempt to accept who we are and do one thing each day that makes us a better human being — not necessarily to others, but to ourselves. Soldiers move “step” by “step” to win wars. Oscar Wilde once said, “When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her” and I believe that’s how every revolution begins and ends; a tough process but worth waiting for.

I am wishing you a beautiful 2011. I am wishing you a new revolution that will ignite your passions. I am wishing you the ability to discover your story and it’s beginning and above all I am wishing you, a better you.

Be safe tonight and when you wake up tomorrow morning, remember my connection with you, however small or deep, has taught me something about life, and for that I am forever grateful.