Well, it’s that time of year, again. The moment that the holiday season ends, the season of self-improvement begins. I’m talking about New Year’s Resolutions, of course. You know, all of those promises that you make on New Year’s Day, break by Groundhog Day, and feel general lingering lousiness about for the rest of the year. My own track record of dashed hopes and broken dreams tells me that it’s time for something a little different. So, this year, I’d like to invite you to jump off the resolution bandwagon and instead embrace my 10 Rules to Live By. Just follow these simple rules and have yourself a great, guilt-free 2008.
Rule to Live by Number One:
Life is too short for cheap coffee. Or, bad booze. Or, whatever it is that puts that little extra swing in your stride. When you identify your lovey, your comfort item, your little lifeline “gotta have it” pleasure, don’t skimp. Treat yourself to the very best. You deserve it. You can always apply your frugality elsewhere.
Rule to Live By Number Two:
Failure to choose is a choice; it’s just a coward’s choice. Every one of us has faced at least one decision that has turned us into a hand wringing mess. Nobody wants to fuck up! But, if you stay in hand-wringing mode too long, life can happen to you, rather than you making your life happen. Plus, torturing yourself with indecision is often worse than cleaning up the consequences of a less than “perfect” choice.
Rule to Live By Number Three: