Yesterday I was thinking about how to launch a new project that I have been working on. My brain immediately went to... well, I should wait until 2015. It can be a new project with a new year!
I am so attracted to arbitrary beginnings -- the new year, my birthday, heck, even Mondays. The trouble is that these dates discount the present -- and the fact that I can make progress NOW.
Worse, it can encourage cheating today, since I'll be starting a fresh new beginning soon. (For me, I see that behavior the worst around food).
Not this time. This time, I'm using my own, equally arbitrary beginning.