Never one to stick to the dozen or so resolutions I make at the start of each New Year, 2012 will most likely be an exception due to the unwise decision to make a joint bet amongst friends and family.
The year 2011 swept by so fast and as I’m sure is the case for many; most 2011 resolutions were still in the pipeline. Having discussed New Year Resolutions amongst friends and family, there are a some I gleaned from these conversations, some amusing and some necessary in achieving one’s true potential in the coming year.
One of the resolutions made in these discussions was that of learning a new instrument, and playing it like a professional by the end of the year.
This particular resolution was quite the popular one, and it is interesting that the person who advocated for it more than anyone else in the group happens to be tone deaf, and his choice of instrument happens to be the saxophone.
As you can imagine, eye-brows were raised but the benefit of the doubt was still given.
The second most popular resolution was to adopt discipline as a general cornerstone through out the year. Be it financial discipline, dietary discipline, social discipline or discipline regarding timeliness – it was agreed that discipline be a fundamental aspect of 2012 in achieving one’s goals.
For those who have made it a lifestyle being single, the resolution was to be more open-minded toward the idea of dating, and look at the possibility of marriage and children as a blessing and not necessarily a life-sentence.
That all resolutions were made in a joint pact makes this particular one an interesting one to see come to fruition, especially amongst the serial singles.
For all the fathers, theirs was to play a more visible role in the daily lives of their families, with special regard to their children.
This was in homage to all working, studying-after-hours, multi-skilled and often physically drained mothers. 2012 is definitely to be a year where fathers’ roles are more visible in their families, and not made largely the responsibility of mothers.
Lastly, a unanimous resolution was to focus on making at least one of these resolutions a reality, not only at the end of the year, but through out.