Oh, the fallacy of New Year’s resolutions. I’m writing this on January 1st and thinking about all the things I want to do this year. Then I stop myself and realize, New Year’s resolutions are kinda empty.
Let’s face it, we don’t really stick to what we promise ourselves. Does this mean we’re lying to ourselves? Maybe. Are we letting ourselves down? Totally. But we’re human. It happens.
The fallacy of New Year’s resolutions is we’re taught to believe they work. Resolutions don’t work. But, this doesn’t mean we can’t reach our goals.
What’s A Goal Worth
What’s a goal worth to you? Recently my seven-year-old had a wicked cough due to massive amounts of snot. He’s stubborn too (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree). Aside from drinking lots of water and blowing his nose, my wife and I suggested using a neti pot.
At first, he was all-in. Then he saw what was involved. Then he flipped out. Meltdown. Unbelievable.
Finally, we asked him what is it worth to him? What’s it worth to get as much snot out of his head? What’s a goal worth?
A Creative Goal Leads To Personal Success
I look at creativity as a path to a healthy, successful life. To me, success isn’t defined solely by the amount of money in your IRA. Success is defined by multiple things.
Family is one measure of success that rises above all else. For me, it’s having the time to spend with my son. How many times I’ve sat down to draw and next thing, he comes running over with a sketchpad and pencils falling out of his hands.
It’s time to get to work! As a side note, yes, it’s perfectly fine to plan your family time too.
But that is the goal. To find and practice what fills you with joy is the true definition of success. To have that ability, that opportunity is the best feeling. One of my creative goals for 2020 and every year, is to make the time to be more creative with my family.
That’s my creative goal. What’s yours?