The end of the year is approaching and for many this sparks the time to put together New Years resolutions. Whether it’s to shed a few kilos, branch out into self-employment or to travel, there are endless objectives people can set their sights on.
But it got me wondering why we do this.
The simple explanation is that we want to improve ourselves; to get out of our bad habits. But to be compelled to change only once every 365 days just spells doom for the resolution. An unpleasant assumption to make but they’re not exactly known for being successful.
Perhaps it’s time to take a different approach.
In moving forward, it pays to look back at where you came from. Reminiscing has a way of giving perspective, which is a key ingredient of motivation. And one way we reconnect with our past is to listen to music, the type that carries the weight of particular times our lives. Songs where the lyrics spoke our mind and the melody resonated with us.
So make a playlist of the songs that represent the moments that made who you are – a soundtrack of your life, so to speak.
And for the bold move… share it with others. Let them see where you came from. Let them hear your story.
Now your resolution has greater meaning.