It happens every year. The previous year of trials is decried and fresh hope for better things to come is placed on the turn of the calendar. Nothing could be more fallacious.
You see it all over social media. “Last year sucked. BUT THIS YEAR IS GONNA ROCK!”
Fuck that shit! Really.
Countless generations have looked to a new year as a panacea for life’s problems. Silly people. You do realize that the calendar is a figment of our collective imagination, don’t you? While days, weeks, months and years help us organize our lives, there is absolutely, positively nothing magical about a change of digits.
For the love of god, please stop putting any hope in your future in the fact that the time period we called 2019 ended and what we are now calling 2020 has started.
The disappointment beautiful humans around the world experience as soon as the same type of bullshit they have experienced in the past shows up in the new year often thwarts any kind of real progress for them. And it’s all because they mistakenly put hope in a calendar change, whether consciously or unconsciously.
I get it. It’s 2020. It’s a cool number. It’s a new decade (that we made up). It’s fine. Yet still, the whole construct of the calendar is literally man-made. The barriers to our progress, both individually and corporately, are also man-made. We have the collective capacity to conquer every challenge we face. Every answer humans need is in our hearts. However, we know we only access 10% of our brain’s capacity. Man-made barriers we put on ourselves like religion, racism, sexism, homophobia, and putting any level of hope in a change of years—limits our ability to tap into the amazing potential we have. So, stop it! I can tell you exactly what is going to happen to you and the world in 2020. The same kind of things that occurred in 2019 and 1919 and 1519 and 19. There are going to be great times, tragic moments, weather challenges, people are going to be born, die, get sick, get well, get married, get divorced, get laid, gain weight, lose weight, lose their minds, make money, go broke, get happy and depressed. Just like every year.
Fuck New Year’s Resolutions! They mostly lead to disappointment. But do set goals. Short term, mid-term, long term goals. Write them down. Writing them down involves more of your senses than just thinking about them. Research indicates goals or notes you jot down make a dramatically greater impact on your brain than just thinking about them—even if never look them again. So write shit down!
Do positive things for yourself moment by moment TODAY and screw putting any confidence or hope in digits on a page or device. As you do, I guarantee you’ll have a more effective 365 rotations around the Sun,
Happy New Year! LOL.