200 People’s New Year’s Resolutions

New Years 1 New Years 2 New Years 3 New Years 4 New Years 5 New Years 6 New Years 7Happy New Year!

  • Anonymous

    Just spent 15 minutes reading every resolution here. Morbidly fascinating.

    I love Wait But Why. Thanks for creating such a powerful emotional place on the internet. Somewhere that makes me both contemplate and laugh. Happy New Year and here’s to you guys.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome. I’m a new reader and all of this stuff is just awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Hey man.Just wanted to say,this is my favorite blog ever. My favorite post of the year was the one about procrastination. I’m writing this comment to avoid doing what I’m supposed to be doing right now, btw. In fact it’s not me typing right now. It’s the monkey.
    Happy new year.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a link to an article that explains something called ‘goal factoring’. I guess it helps you achieve your resolutions by using your emotions. If I have it right, this is how it works: By jumping ahead (in your mind and imagination) 6 months to a time in the future when you haven’t achieved your goal, then you see your future self feeling terrible (for not losing the weight or whatever) and ask yourself why. What went wrong. Then you take your answers as to why you failed and find ways to get around those roadblocks. Now. Before you derail. So, in 6 months, you’re not sitting there thinking ‘what went wrong’. It’s worth a try. But, it doesn’t work if you’re an optimist. You have to picture yourself failing to do this exercise.
    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303453004579290510733740616

  • Anonymous

    Reading and laughing at your holiday character post, I realized how much I have loved reading your blog for the past few months. Unbelievable how you manage to explore so many of the thoughts that have been percolating on my mind’s back burner for 20+ years. I get the sense I’ve stumbled upon the early phases of something great. Bravo and may 2014 treat you well.

    PS I never post on comment boards but this is the one exception because you deserve the recognition!

  • vtdubief

    I am going to write a book damnit. And I have to because now you’ve told everybody that this is happening and thus I will be publicly shamed if it fails to come to pass. Also is shame a powerful motivator? I feel like it is. Does science back me up on this? Anybody?

    Also – to the dude (I’m assuming) who is resolving to fat less at bars, I wish you all the best in your journey. As somebody who rarely frequents bars this doesn’t impact me much. However your friends are probably most sincerely wishing you the most success in your quest.

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Year to everybody who reads this blog, and to the author of the blog.

    My new year resolution, and I’m sure that other readers of WbW share with me, is start drawing characters like the ones we can see here [yes, I know you already tried]. I personally get along with monkey who I (unfortunately) spend some time with; so I’ll start drawing him first until the panic monsters comes.

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  • Anonymous

    My fiance and i have our eyes on an old turn of the century house that needs fixing up. Do we dare move out of our condo and take on this massive restoration project? He always says, “where your comfort zone ends is where your life begins.” So, i guess our new year resolution is to take more chances and swing more sledge hammers.

  • Krusty Shakelford

    My resolution is to buy something from the WBW Shop.

  • Anonymous

    First, I love Wait But Why. I’m training to be a coach and the Instant Gratification Monkey and idea of living in the pixel are both ideas I’m sharing with all my coachees.

    That aside, my resolution for 2014 is “Get Lucky”. Say no more.

  • Anonymous

    My resolution… Start living my life instead of merely existing, waiting passively for something to change… This is my year to actively make a change… Which means it’s time to make a move… New Orleans is only place that ever felt like home – so it’s time to find a job there, buy my first house, and start living the life I’ve always dreamed of!

  • Natalia

    I can’t see the part from the guy who says “Costa Rica!” till the unicorn… I just wanna be sure that I’m not missing the best new year’s resolutions. / One of my NYR: improve my English skills (obviously). / And happy new year!

  • Melissa

    Only 6 months!? Wow! It’s fantastic. Looking forward to more Tuesdays!

  • Cherish

    Loved this post. There were some absolute gems in the mix! I was actually really inspired by the one about not buying anything new (other than food ect) I am going to see how long I last!

  • Jamie

    I started to read everyone’s resolutions and then I realized what I was doing. Good luck to all of us! Love the new site.

  • Pete

    The guy who wants to defend Sriracha sauce. Where do we sign up for this cause.

  • Lane

    RAINBOW BEAR!!!! The best Care Bear… Period. He helped me make wishes when I was 8.

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  • Anonymous

    Happy New Yearrrrrr!

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  • pook

    Great posts! To setting goals this year – fuck it. They are overrated. Do what makes you feel alive and fulfilled. Change jobs, start a new career, don’t kiss ass, be humble, show respect where due and do not deal with dickweeds. Only your attitude is holding you back.

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