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New Year's Resolution = Dodge COVID

Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Well, here we are, and so the joke goes "At the beginning of the year, I made a New Year's resolution to lose 40 pounds... Only 50 more to go!" Year in, year out we make promises and resolutions. Something that we can reach for; something to be proud of; a new goal to achieve in the new year. It's possible to meet these objectives with proper planning and a sense of purpose, but it is not only that motivator that determined if you'd have your victory in 2020! Here's where we talk about 2021.

Resolutions are so easy... How? Simple! All you have to do is open your mouth and declare what you shall do with the resolve that is found in self-assurances, however loosely founded, and there you have it! A Resolution has become. It is the various consistencies, the tired nights, early mornings, and the strong will harnessed over the course of 365 days to achieve the goals implicated by said 'resolution' that are actually hard. Sure, I could give you tips and tricks OR boxes to check before finalizing the details and committing to your resolution, but of all that I could tell you, the key to setting a feasible New Year's resolution is to ask this question:

Are the goals and expectations, required of me via this resolution, attainable and realistic? At the beginning of 2020, many of us made promises to ourselves and to others that we have since abandoned like a boarding-pass to China, because of the infinite, entropic depths (to be as dramatic as possible) that we found ourselves in even before the mid-year mark. None of us could have possibly expected the terrible events of this year, the economic loss; the government forcing mask-wearing; the lack of common sense, etc. that affected your plans. However, I would beg consideration that if our goals and aims were remotely realistic/attainable, then on this very day, December, 31, 2020, you could proudly say, "I achieved the resolution that I declared in January of 2020." So, here we are once again, and 2021 is just one disappointing fireworks display away, and so the joke goes "At the beginning of the year, I made a New Year's resolution to lose 40 pounds... Only 50 more to go!" So, today I charge you to reach for smaller, more realistic goals.

For instance: 5-10 pounds a month, OR I want to start a business so in January I will do research, in February I will write a business plan, in March I'll create a website, etc. Keep in mind another world-change or life-change could drop out of the sky in the next 2-3 months... Keep your goals attainable

Keep your resolutions realistic

Keep your masks stylish

Here's hoping,

Happy New Year to you and yours,

The Editor

Ramzi Elassadi

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