|"They call shots, I call audibles." - Jay Z|
I've never made a resolution that I'd actually consider as a resolution, due mainly to having always considered myself to be more of a free spirited being. Free spirit, in the sense that I am a person who isn't easily restrained by convention or obligation, and admittedly irresponsible at times, yet all within the context of a level playing field. Which simply means that I will stick to the rules and game plan if the play-calling works.
Take football, for instance, and the position of quarterback. The purpose of every quarterback is to act as a facilitator of the coach's playbook, which ultimately leads the offense of a team. Standard procedure in the same established manner that life in general is approached through tasks, goals, objectives. Just as different coaches offer a variety of offensive plays focused on putting the ball in the end zone, we as humans share a similar disposition as far as efforts directed towards achievements.
Much like New Year's resolutions, except these commitments are promised at the beginning of a new year in full anticipation of a new beginning of some sort. Whereas, and as non-conformists everywhere will agree, we're already spiritually orchestrated to handle a wide assortment of obstacles in a sometimes backwards yet knowingly forward manner.
If that makes sense.
So, again, while many are in the process of resolves for the year 2013, I am more concerned whether or not the ability to supersede the play originally agreed upon as the result of a change in strategy is there. Improvisation, if you will. And based upon a unique blend of discovery, experience, flexibility, adaption and most importantly survival, I am more or less hoping to improvise between intended actions and what the defense or life itself offers, and act accordingly.
If personal inference assures this isn't going to work, then at that particular moment I look to "peep the scene", sidestep the inevitable trainwreck, make a sound judgment call. Moreover, this line-of-thought still honors task, goal and objective as well as civility and teamwork, despite whatever conformists say. However, it also teaches leaders to step up in the face of accordance and succumb to reason or, better yet, think for yourself, not only on January 1st...
But any given day, minute, second of our respective lives.