…which is why New Year resolutions never work for me. If I make a rule for myself, who’s to stop me from breaking that rule? I’m certainly not going to do it. If I wanted to follow the rule, I would. Who I am to stop me from something that I want to do? That’s just mean.
I do make plans. I love plans. I have a plan to go to Scotland this year. And a plan to pay off some debt. And a plan to grow my freelance editing business. Plans are great! Resolutions are not.
I can follow other people’s rules. I’m definitely a rule follower. Speed limit 55? I might go 60. And I won’t be annoyed if I’m ticketed for it because I was breaking the law with full knowledge and intent, even at just 5 miles over the limit. I have a personal trainer because he expects me to show up at the gym. If I only had myself to rely on to get me to the gym, I would convince myself to stay home and eat cookies and read a book instead.
Who in the world would choose the gym over cookies and a book?! I’m not sure I want to be friends with that person.
What about you? Are you a rule follower? Breaker? Enforcer? Creator? Flaunter?