BUM 001: Usher In The New Year

One of my 2014 plans for this blog is to introduce a couple of regular segments; one of them is Boost-Up Monday (a.k.a. BUM).

As an initial offering, here’s something from one of the greatest minds mankind has ever had.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

– Aristotle

Balloon Over Pagodas by voraorn
Balloon Over Pagodas
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Who is Aristotle? Click HERE to find out.

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New Year Resolutions (?)

English: New Year's Resolutions postcard
English: New Year’s Resolutions postcard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve always been asked by my slightly mental friends what my New Year resolutions are for the coming years since I can remember. And I always frustrate them with the same answer. (Well . . . they asked. Who am I not to humor them, right?)

Anyway, I feel like New Year resolutions are a tad overrated. Some people are too obsessed with them that when they realize they haven’t exactly resolve anything on that list by end of the year, they punish themselves. They make themselves feel like complete losers.

Why don’t they have those things listed down resolved in the first place? Because some aim too high — higher than what they can actually do. Aiming for something that is beyond your capable hands is like wishing for snow in a tropical country.

The great thing about me is I don’t aim high. I know what I can and cannot do. So, I pattern all goals according to my skills set probably because I’m subconsciously afraid of failure. Continue reading New Year Resolutions (?)