Every year we fall into the same trap: we make unattainable New Year’s resolutions, attempt to keep them, and fail. My suggestion? Cut out the middleman.
Instead of desperately trying to change, to evolve into a better version of yourself to become You 2.0, I suggest that maybe try to be okay with your current model and make up. I think it was the late, mediocre, L. Ron Hubbard who said, “the wrong thing to do about any given circumstance or situation is to do nothing.” But you know what L. Ron Hubbard also said? He also said, “you don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion,” because he was a Scientologist! And if there was one thing I learned by following the tumultuous career of Tom Cruise in People Magazine, it was this: Stars, they’re just like us, except Scientologists!
But I digress. The real takeaway is not about celebrity culture or about wacky, culty, pseudo religions, it is simply that as the year moves forward we all might be a bit happier if we think about being content how we are right now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking self improvement. I’ve been binge watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and am definitely about to go refold all my shirts into neat little squares. All I’m saying is, so what if you aren’t a 100% perfect version of yourself?