No resolutions. Decisions, Commitments, then Action!
Happy New Year! Welcome, 2015! I am so blessed, so thankful to God and so grateful to see another year. It’s crazy how quickly it seems to have come. And a New Year, feels like a new start. The opportunity to begin many things with a fresh perspective. It’s the time of year when people typically make resolutions, for things they’ll do differently. I charge you, instead of making a resolution, make a decision to make a commitment that leads to action!
You want to lose weight? Decide to do just that. Then commit to eating healthier and getting regular exercise. And once you’re committed … just do it! Want to curb needless spending, write that book, start that business, have a better relationship with your children, love your spouse more – it all begins with a decision. And the only one who has the power to make it is you.
I charge you to be inspired, to be encouraged and to be motivated … to make that difference in your life you want to see. It’s up to you. The ball is in your court.
Just do it!
Last year, right around a certain birthday, smaller writing became more difficult to see. Seriously, I was like, is there some internal clock that makes readers necessary at age 40? However, I was vain, maybe even in denial. I’d always had perfect eyesight. Maybe if I just focus on different things, not look at the computer screen for hours at a time, it will get better. Anyone else believe that besides me?
It wasn’t until a year later, that I was driving down an unfamiliar road at night, no lights besides those on the approaching vehicles, that I admitted it. I needed glasses, just like the doctor prescribed. Lights were fuzzy, I felt disoriented and driving was miserable at night. Off to grab a pair, I went.
Our lives are like that a lot of times. You may notice something is out of whack. You seem to always “just miss” a good opportunity. Or maybe others don’t seem to give you a “fair chance”. Perhaps there always seems to be someone who can “do it better” than you can. And you say it’s not your fault; you’re just not being fairly valued, and your worth isn’t appreciated. But is that really it? Or is it that your performance isn’t up to par, you’re always looking for an excuse or a way out, or you just aren’t willing to put in the work to be successful? It’s okay, you can say “ouch”. You can get mad. You can even decide you won’t read this blog again. As long as you admit it to yourself … and decide to do better. Make these last few weeks of 2014 a time to admit the things you need to change, and areas where you need to improve (we all have them). Then commit to doing just that.