Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The New Year Resolve Antidote

The Long Halloween
Toasting the New Year with plans and goals for the future

I've ditched resolutions this year in lieu of goals.

To resolve is means to find a solution to a problem. However, I don't think that resolutions are attempts to solve problems, but they are generally ways we want to grow and improve ourselves. At least they are for me.

Whenever I have made resolutions they have always been goal driven and are intended to better me in some way or another such as lose weight (improve health), save money (improve finances), go back to school (gain knowledge/increase income), etc.

To me it always seems that when people make resolutions they just don't stick to them because they aren't specific enough. People say. "I am going to lose weight," when instead they should be saying something like, "I'm going to lose ten pounds in the next three months." I've been guilty of this myself and as a matter a fact, I've have not set any specific goals in quite some time.

When we say something like, "I'll try." We just don't commit ourselves. Trying is failing with honor. So, instead if you say, "I'll be there at 8:00, I'm doing this right now, I will have a set a time frame and do it!

What I am committing to for 2018:

  • I'm committing to writing at least one post a week on this site starting now. It's going to be different than what you've seen in the past, but it will be more in line with the tagline "Better Living Through Toy Collecting." It will however include toys, Cosplay, and other Geeky things.
  • I'm committing to completing one new Cosplay costume every six months. The clock starts now. So, by June 2018, I'll have a cool new costume to share.
  • I'm committing to getting the rest of my crap cleaned and the new toy room ready for display. This already started at the end of 2017, but I'll be able to walk in the room without getting killed by the first of March. Damn! I have a lot of stuff.
  • I'm committing to reading at least one new book a month.
  • I'm committing to losing ten pounds by March 1st. Hey, I have a unitard I need to fit into.
  • I'm committed to staying away from people who suck the life out me effective immediately. If your Debbie Downer and just aren't fun anymore...you're out.

This year is going to feel so good. So, this is what I am committing to for 2018. We'll revisit in December and see how I did. What are you committing to in 2018?

About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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