People often set larger-than-life goals, and though this doesn’t necessarily mean anything wrong, many fail to follow through. New Year resolutions are a perfect example. Perhaps even the timing of this article serves an obvious point – right around the end of this month most of us abandon our resolutions. By extension, we draw conclusions based upon a broken model.
Observing the concept of risk in a very crude sense, one thing becomes increasingly apparent – the pace of change is getting ever faster. And you and I are the perfect example. There is this huge gap between what risk meant for previous generations as opposed to what risk means to us, yet alone how new generations are perceiving the concept of risk.
The month being January, and this being the start of yet another year, we feel quite at home with goal setting, weighing ambitions, reminiscing and reflecting back. It seems as though the holiday break connects us to what is truly important, and somehow, on some level, we feel strangely compelled to digging deeper than usual. And when this becomes everyone’s cup of tea, it is easier to shun off the noise.
Couple of days ago I caught myself starting to forget stuff; Minor things, nothing to be alarmed for. What followed was sharing this concern with handful of my friends, and it turns out, lo and behold, they all experience the same thing to a certain degree.
And living in a world of short lived attention span, where almost everything seems to be designed so that you can quickly move on to the next item of business, it’s not a surprise that your memory goes up in smoke.
I often see this line where people diverge in terms of how they feel about setting a New Year resolution. While some are more than eager to wrap their heads around what the best New Year resolution ideas might be, others regard them as conceptual clichés, nothing that needs to be taken seriously.