Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 is coming. It's resolution time!

I like New Year's because people leave their Christmas lights up until after the first of the year.

I used to make what some people call resolutions. Whether it was fitness, finances, habits or relationships the moment life gave resistance to my plans my "resolutions" were thrown away. I am not the only one guilty of this. Let's review the facts.

Webster's says: Resolution is defined as: "a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something."

The root word here is resolute. Resolute sounds a bit more FIRM to me. Resolute: an adjective: "firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion; characterized by firmness and determination, as the temper, spirit, actions, etc."

So what's the point?

I would like us - as a country or world - to:

1) Not reserve the beginning of the calendar year to be the only time we become "resolute".
2) Not forget the meaning of the word resolution and be more resolute when we set goals.

I have and will deal with this phenomenon because I am human. Life DOES present real ebb and flow that must be handled. That said, I have changed quite a bit over the past year because I have been consistent and true to my resolutions. My resolutions were NOT made on New Year's 2011 ... but in March. The point is that if something is bothering you that needs to change and that change requires resolution ... do not wait until Monday or New Year's Day. Do it now.

I have more to change and much more to learn in life. I am not making any resolutions in 2012. What I am going to do is continue what I resolved in March of 2011. I hope that this continuation will show me more ways to improve.

Have a great 2012!

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