Why wait until January 1 to improve?

by Nick on November 19, 2013

ID-10098514Every year I set goals.

Every year I hit some.

And every year I miss some.

Part of the reason I miss some is because I bite off more than I can chew.

Another reason is because I start January 1.

I suck at January 1 goals.

Just like I suck at start-Monday diets.

And start-Monday exercise programs.

So this year I’m not starting January 1.

I’m starting December 6.

Why that date?

Well, half is random.

And the other half is because it’s my “name day.”

See… I’m Greek.

And in Greece they celebrate “name days” like they celebrate birthdays.

I have no idea what day of the week it is, but that’s the date.

But I figure I’ll celebrate my name day by becoming a better husband, father and hustler.  :)

So for the next two and a half weeks I’m going to work on setting my goals.

I’ll announce them here for sure.

More on that later.

What are you waiting for?

UPDATE:  To see my 2014 goals, along with how and why I set them, check out this post.


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Lisa E. @ Lisa Vs. The Loans November 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I get why people want to start Jan 1, but I never followed that trend. If you really want to make a change, I don’t think you have to wait more than a month to start.
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Nick December 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

Great minds, Lisa! Great minds!
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J$ December 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

Haha… preach on, brotha!


Nick December 6, 2013 at 11:18 am
Laura @ RichmondSavers.com December 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Such a good post – we could all use a reminder that there’s nothing inherently special about January 1st for goal-setting, and that there’s no reason to wait! If we have big goals, we should get them down on paper and start working towards them now :)
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Nick January 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

Thanks Laura! I hope people aren’t now waiting until January 1, 2015 to start something! :)
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