Another New Year has come. And again people are making brand new resolutions. What are the top ten resolutions according to the freshest statistics?1. Lose weight
2. Get organized
3. Spend less, save more
4. Enjoy life to the fullest
5. Stay fit and healthy
6. Learn something exciting
7. Quit smoking
8. Help others in fullfilling their dreams
9. Fall in love
10. Spend more time with family
We all know these are usually nothning but wishful thinking. Motivation usually gets smaller with the lapse of time and after a month or two nobody remembers about them. This makes me think of a board I have seen at the University of Economics in Wroclaw. It looked more or less like this:
This board was hung somewhere in the hall and everybody could come, take a piece of chalk and finish the sentence with their own ideas. Before I die… So the deadline is more remote. More time to fulfill the resolutions. But on the other hand, nobody knows when we will die. So there is a motivating factor – to make your dreams come true before you die, to meet the deadline (by the way – the word ‘deadline’ sounds so proper here!). It makes more sense to me than the clichéd New Year’s promises and declarations.
How would you finish this sentence? What do you want to do before you die and why? I’m looking forward to your before-I-die resolutions, hoping they will all come true!
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