Because I have clearly lost it.
It’s January. (Now March – but I started writing this piece back in January. I thought it was fitting to leave it..)
This time last year I was looking at back at my year in review, analyzing the goals that I set and achieved (or missed altogether) the year prior and setting new goals for 2012. By this time in January, I had taken on multiple purge and re-organize projects in my house. Totally revamping my closet. I was reading a book (gasp!). I was taking up tennis. I even really – truly finally got serious about my writing and this blog. That was my biggest resolution in 2012.
What do they say about the average time that people actually keep their New Year’s Resolutions? Based on the drastic drop-off at the gym this week of every year, my guess would be two weeks. A FranklinCovey survey found that “35 percent of respondents break their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January and only 23 percent of those surveyed don’t ever break them.”
So, I’m not that bad. I made it well past January of 2012. At least through the first quarter if not half way through the year.
But the truth? I haven’t yet looked back to see what my goals were for 2012 for fear of how many I dropped at some point during the year or abandoned completely. I don’t have a single resolution or goal for 2013. Not one.
Still waiting for some New Years motivation. Hoping it gets here before the year is over.