New Year’s Adventure Resolution

by Jason -- December 17, 2009

rock_climbingA couple years ago I began a New Year’s Resolution tradition of giving myself one adventurous goal to complete for that upcoming year. I don’t do any other New Year’s resolutions. I don’t believe in them. Resolutions are something that you break. There are obviously exceptions, but losing weight, saving money, or getting yourself organized, always seem to be right back to normal by March 1st (if not earlier). This is why I started the adventure resolution- it’s something awesome that I can’t wait to complete!

In 2008, my goal was to go skydiving, check. This past year, 2009, it was hiking “Half Dome” in Yosemite, check. 2010 was supposed to be the year I started this trip, but we’ve kind of already done that. So, this year, in case you’re curious, I’ve decided to make it rock climbing a real mountain. Why rock climbing? No reason really, just sounds cool.

So, why am I writing about this? I think this is my inspirational post, where I try to get you to do something similar — and make one adventurous goal for the new year.

My anecdotal finding is that the more people you tell about your goal, the more likely you are to accomplish it. When Sharon and I decided to go on this trip, I spoke about it to anyone that would listen. The more people I told, the more committed to the idea I became and the more likely it was going to become a reality.

I would almost guarantee that I will complete my rock climbing goal, because I’ve just published it.

So what’s your one thing that you’d like to leave 2010 with under your belt? Talk about it with other people, or even leave it as a comment on this post; all of these will help make it happen.

Inspirational post…now complete.

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8 Responses to “New Year’s Adventure Resolution”

  1. This is a good post Jason!!!! Very good idea. I think my adventurous goal would be…. getting married and not having any break downs in the process! weird huh? jk But no, thats my goal. I think im on the right track with a fiance and all.

  2. Hi - Glad you are enjoying your trip. I think that you should make a resolution that you wont climb a mountain without professional training.
    Jsst some “uncly” advise.

    Keep Well

  3. Thanks Uncle Louis and yes, I most definitely agree. Any rock climbing will be down under professional supervision!

  4. Holly - I have a sneaking suspicion you’ll succeed with that goal. And I’m looking forward to it too!

  5. Jason I am loving this blog. You and Sharon crack me up! My adventure resolution for 2010 is to walk/run a full marathon…26.2. With 3 1/2’s under my belt I think it’s totally doable. Great idea! Good luck w/the rockclimbing.

  6. Hi Jason Demant! I highly doubt if you have heard of the show The Buried Life (it has yet to air on MTV - Jan. 15th ~ ish). Anyway, the show is about 4 guys traveling around the world w/ a list of 100 things that “they want to do before they die”. The list varies from buying someone’s groceries, participating in a krump competition, to playing basketball w/ Obama. Each time the guys complete a task of their list, they help a random person do something THEY want before they die. It is going to be an amazing show and the reason I’m telling you b/c 1. this post made me think about it & 2. The guys totally reminded me of you due to their adventures and generiosity :)

  7. Julia - That’s an awesome goal! Good luck! I trained for a marathon and unfortunately got hurt in the process, so be careful!!

    Sarah - Cool show, thanks for the heads up, we’ll try to download it when it comes out.

  8. […] skydiving, another year was hiking half-dome, the next was traveling through Asia for a year, and last year it was outdoor mountain climbing. Unfortunately, last year’s New Year’s resolution went the way […]

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