No New Year’s Resolution? You Don’t Have To Make One
|January 3, 2013||Posted by peach_ under Life|
Have you made a New Year’s resolution? You’ve probably asked yourself or was asked by others what yours are. If you’ve already made one (or two, or a list), good for you! But if you haven’t and feel a tinge of guilt, perhaps you’ll be relieved to know that while making goals (which resolutions essentially are) makes sense, not making any makes sense, too.
I was fascinated by the above video, where Leo Babauta of Zen Habits and Tim Ferriss, the best-selling author of The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef (which I’m reading now), argue: goal or no goal? Leo says you don’t need goals, while Tim says they give him something to aim for. Interesting that two supposedly opposing views seem to come from a similar set of core values.
I’ve been a fan of Leo’s Zen Habits blog for years. As for Tim, I’m one of his many fangirls/boys from reading his books and getting a glimpse into his brain. It’s like my two favorite men of the blogosphere coming together.
And if the video didn’t catch your interest, hey, let’s share some macaroons. I got them fresh today. They’re irrelevant to this post but who doesn’t like macaroons?