New Year, New Lie

In a recent episode of Back to Work[1], Merlin Mann had this to say about New Year’s Resolutions:

It’s a fresh lie for a fresh year. Cause, if you were really resolved to do something, you wouldn’t need a calendar to tell you it’s time.[2]

It’s a good point, really. If there’s a change worth making in my life, then why would I wait for January 1 to make it? Why not make that change today? Probably because I’m not very serious about making said change.

  1. Back to Work, hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin, is one of my favorite podcasts right now. They cover topics such as work, productivity, tools, etc.  You’ll find it on 5by5.  ↩

  2. You’ll find this quote at approximately the 32:45 mark.  ↩

December 10, 2012