Q: Who started new years resolutions?
A: The Babylonians
Their new year began in March when their crops were planted. They had a 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, where they made promises to the gods and what is considered predecessor to our resolutions.
They usually promised to pay their debts, to return any objects they had borrowed, and to be loyal to their king. If the Babylonians kept to their word, their gods would favor them. If not, they could be cursed.
I am not as much of a resolution person and try to be mindful and renew myself throughout the year. But, here are three I am committing to (maybe a bit boring):
- Do 100 more videos in 2023.
- Visit three places I have never been before.
- Hire more staff at the firm - if you are or know of a good paralegal looking to move to another firm for more $$, let me know.
Let's accomplish some big things together in 2023!