Everyone nowadays is all about "being present" and "in the moment". But oh, the irony behind setting goals for the future and always thinking ahead. Plus, shouldn't people already have goals set for themselves? Why wait until the New Year to figure it out? New Year's resolutions are so overrated.
It is the time of year when people start to talk about the outcomes of the year when it's barely just begun. So much for being present, right? Being goal-oriented and overly ambitious are two completely different things.
First, It's time to stop talking the talk and actually walk the walk. A.K.A, actually use each day to get you one step closer to an actual, attainable goal you set for yourself! This way, you don't set yourself up for disappointment.
Second, set little goals for yourself every day. For example, I personally make it a goal to make the effort or choose happiness in a difficult situation at least once a day. It's the little goals that will actually help you attain that "one grandiose resolution" that you've been trying to get yourself to achieve for the past five or more years.
Third, don't be afraid of failure. Not trying and failing vs. trying and failing are different as well. Enough with the tweets about what you haven't accomplished, and ready to give it another go in the New Year without even putting in a dedicated effort. The repetitive failure is only there to remind you to actually start doing something about it. However, if you tried your hardest, and didn't give up, then your failure becomes a method to make you stronger.
Most importantly, don't compare yourselves to others. One person could have had a great year, while others have had one of the worst. Be happy for their positive experiences, as you would want others to be happy for your own, too.
New Year's resolutions are overrated, because your hopes and dreams are not meant to be something you wish to happen or tell yourself you'll get around to. You work for them.