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I’m not sure how to start this shit but, I guess I’ll start by saying thank you to the readers, bloggers, fans, (whoever the you guys are) for supporting my friend, Joseph Fortuno. Now back to the the good stuff (it’s actually just decent, don’t get your hopes up). The New Year is finally here, which marks another year of life, but for many like me, we still got the same problems. You’re still the same person you were the day before, and one day difference doesn’t mean much. But with a whole new 365 days, you can use that time to fix yourself. I think of it like this- there’s nothing actually wrong with you; you just want to improve yourself, for the good of you I follow a few simple rules when it comes to going through with my New Year’s resolutions and any sort of personal change I try to go through with.
(I’ve been watchin’ a lot of Rick and Morty lately so yeah, you’ll get some quotes from it.)
1. Be Real AF
Set a realistic goal for yourself- something you know you can achieve easily, and be as narcissistic about yourself as possible when it comes to setting your goal. If you think you can handle going on a diet for two weeks, do it for four days, then add on. If your resolution is to drop 20 pounds, change that to four or five. Drop five pounds, then drop five more. Pace yourself throughout the year. You have 365 days to achieve your goals, so just keep it real with yourself. and you can go even further.
2. Don't Tag-Team
Don’t do one with a friend. Whether or not you or your friend think it’s a good idea to do one together, just know right now it’s a bad idea. There’s always a time and place to mess things up with the other half of your dynamic duo but a combined N.Y.R, is neither.Your N.Y.R is something meant for you to work on. You can get occasional help from a friend, but honestly you should be doing it on your own, through your own willpower and self-encouragement. This is about making yourself a better person. It’ll be a lot more helpful in the long run doing it on your own. Obviously there are exceptions to this rule like hiring a trainer or a tutor, or going to see a psychiatrist or any sort of professional help for that matter.
"WHAT ABOUT THE REALITY WHERE HITLER CURED CANCER, MORTY? THE ANSWER IS: DON'T THINK ABOUT IT."- RICK SANCHEZ FROM RICK AND MORTY
3. Do it for Yourself (The Optional Rule to Follow)
Remember that guy or girl you saw not too long ago that made you look at yourself and think “Dang, I’m gettin’ ugly”. Well try not to compare yourself to that person. Most of us look at the examples set for us in all facets of life. Fashion, hygiene, school, work, pretty much everything has an example or model that we can all look at and choose to either follow or challenge. Sometimes seeing someone superior makes us feel inferior and that’s actually ok. Sometimes we change ourselves to satisfy someone else, which is not okay. In my view, no one should ever change for anyone if it means to satisfy them and not yourself. There’s a difference between people wanting you to change because it’s what’s best for you and people wanting you to change because it’s what’s best for them. Now this rule is optional because some people like changing for others and in turn it sometimes benefits both parties but, in my opinion, it’s the change that you undergo for yourself that makes the bigger difference. It has more meaning to you because you chose it, it has more impact for the same reason as well, especially if you go through with said change.
“Life is effort and I'll stop when I die!”- Jerry from Rick and Morty
I’m not going to share my N.Y.R’s with y’all because I’m lazy, but I hope some of my advice helped. If it didn’t, oh well!
“PROGRESS ISN'T MADE BY EARLY RISERS. IT'S MADE BY LAZY MEN TRYING TO FIND EASIER WAYS TO DO SOMETHING.” - ROBERT A. HEINLEIN