As we wind down 2013 I’m left thinking about how excited we often are as a society to push the restart button entering into the new year. We know how the conversation goes this time of year….”so any new year’s resolutions this year?” Many of us make resolutions as a way to motivate us to make some positive changes in our lives. Some, however, make resolutions so they don’t have to waste precious hours of their lives explaining to people why they didn’t make any!
Whatever your reasoning, I would like to propose that we stop living the smartphone lifestyle by seeking a new you every year (or every 6 months for that matter). Here’s why:
1. Was the old you really that bad that you need and upgrade? Or is it just trendy to want a repackaged self that you’ve now spent time, money, and resources on only to throw away in about 12months.
2. Will the new you be that much different than the old you that it’s worth so much time, resources, and effort? Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t the iPhone 5 gen, optimal, tech, cyber, hero, alpha a.k.a the iGOTCHA5 (times) look strangely like the first iphone? My point is to ask is it worth it to have someone tell you that the old you is outdated while selling you the same you over and over gain?
3. If we start over every year, then where is the progress and growth in our lives? It’s as if we are living our 50 First Dates every time the ball drops to turn the calendar year. (This is not an endorsement of the movie by the way)
So I propose that we go out with the new and in with the old! After all, life is not a Samsung Galaxy Note 3(which I have and is awesome)…we can’t always be in search of the next best thing. How about we keep who we are and do the best we can to make ourselves just a little bit better one day at a time.
This is Tommy Speaking…
Happy New Year and Old You!