It’s that time again. Oh No! News Years Resolutions.
Yes, it is time again to face the New Year and with that, the obligatory and oftentimes dreaded News Years Resolutions. Personally, since I tend to be a goal-oriented person, I welcome any opportunity to challenge myself to improve my life in any manner that it requires. Unfortunately, the statistics show that, if a New Years Resolution is made, it s seldom kept. For more Info Click here happy new year pictures 2022
Now when you add the fact that we as musicians or aspiring musicians are also having to set goals to improve our musical skills, we may have more New Years Resolutions than the average person. One of my resolutions for 2008 is to educate as many people as I can about the importance of becoming an independent Singer, Speaker or Actor. This is accomplished by thoroughly understanding and using your vocal instrument to its potential and, further, owning the recording equipment to record and critique yourself and create your own recording projects.
In my opinion, one of the reasons for the apathy about New Years Resolutions is that, just as new founded spiritual faith is exciting and dynamic when it is first discovered, it often becomes only rote religion in time. Most religion, in my experience, is nothing more than a script of dead, lifeless and dull clichés that have the appearance of truth but are really lifeless platitudes. Just to confirm, I am not referring to a living spiritual personal relationship but only to those who think a spiritual relationship is based only on the observance of pre-determined and mindless actions. That is what religion is. It is like a marriage where people no longer personally communicate but go through the motions because they think it is the right thing to do.
So it is with News Years Resolutions. If we view them only as undesirable but necessary tasks that we are forced to accomplish by other people, then we will most likely fail. But, if they are birthed from a sincere Internal Vision to improve our lives, they will have an excellent chance of succeeding. And if they do, life will become exciting and dynamic.
To approach this subject with a little more context, let’s review some history regarding the holiday New Years and those pesky Resolutions.
The beginning of New Years
Amazingly, the celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. As the tradition evolved, around 2000 BC, it began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible crescent) after the Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring). Considering the cycle of Mother Nature, the beginning of spring is the most logical time to start a