New Year’s Resolution #3 – Leap and Follow-Through

One thing that people tend to forget about new year’s resolutions is that they are not the end-all be-all for self-improvement. They are set at year-end simply because it is a good time to reassess one’s own life, situations, health, job, etc., especially when venturing into a certainly tumultuous 2006. Maybe you’re the kind of person that tends to set these and break them immediately? Maybe you do this throughout the year and don’t feel the need to set a specific “new year’s” resolution?

Or maybe, just maybe, you’re the kind of musician that will place a full-page ad in the Chicago newspapers proclaiming your love for the city and your wish to put together your highly-successful, first band that you gave up specifically to get away from it all…

I know what kind of person I am, and when I think about that as well as the fact that I specifically wanted to set multiple goals for myself in 2006, I can come up with another resolution…


Follow through…

I think more people should live their life by taking risks (albeit calculated), but taking risks and putting yourself out there just might result in something like the above Billy Corgan-flavored situation–you might fail miserably.

It’s been months since anyone has heard anything from Billy regarding his proposed reformation of the Smashing Pumpkins (and, just maybe, that is on purpose…), but at the end of the year it just seemed like that was a slight ploy to gain some solo-album sales in anticipation for the new Smashing Pumpkins. It would help us on the sidelines if Billy had followed-through a bit more, maybe release some updates on the progress (it looks like he might soon), maybe re-explain the exact logic of such a costly announcement with no immediate or measurable payoff…

I’m going to use this as my own personal example of where a lack of follow-through can do a lot of harm. There’s a couple things that I’ve been meaning to post and I just haven’t “gotten there” yet. BS. F-that. I’m tired of that logic, and it’s nothing that I should carry forward into the new year…