Sam Knight has a guest post at the Fictorians today, you can read it here: http://www.fictorians.com/2014/01/09/now-what/
The idea behind the series at the Fictorians this time was “What’s Important to You in 2014”. I liked this idea. This wasn’t the typical “New Years Resolutions” type thing. This was something intended to be more insightful, more thoughtful.
New Years resolutions are a nickle a dozen, and in today’s day and age when some people think we should stop bothering with pennies, that shows the value of a resolution. Even political resolutions seem to be worthless now-a-days. But that’s a different topic for a different kind of writer.
What’s important to you in 2014, though, is something I don’t think most people take the time to stop and think about. If you ask, you’ll get the standard flippant answers. My family, my church, my job, winning the lottery… but when was the last time you thought about it? Really thought about it? What do you need to do to keep your sanity? To keep your spouse? To properly raise your kids? To make enough money to actually get out of debt? To find a job you can at least tolerate so you don’t feel like you’re squandering your life away?
What’s important to you in 2014?
Don’t make a resolution. Gain an insight. Make a plan. Find a way to make things better for yourself and those around you. That way lies sanity and happiness.