“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham Lincoln
New Years Eve is upon us and 2011 is rapidly coming to a close. With that, many of us have already put our heartfelt resolutions in place for the New Year.
Some of the most common resolutions we make include:
1. Spend more time with family and friends
2. Get fit
3. Lose weight
4. Quit smoking
5. Enjoy life more
6. Quit drinking
7. Get out of debt
8. Learn something new
9. Help others
10. Get organized
I have no doubt that each of you have your own top ten and the question is never what is on our lists, but rather, why do we keep having the same items every year? What prevents us from moving in a positive direction to build these desires into our daily routine so that we are able to look back at the end of 2012 with a sense of accomplishment?
From my experience I can tell you that my problem was there was no way I was going to do “10″. The notion for me was crazy to begin with. I began to accomplish my resolutions when I narrowed my list down to 2 or maybe 3. The shorter the list the more likely it is that I will find the resolve to believe in myself and actually find the time to accomplish my goals.
My prayer for you today is that you forget about your top ten and make a list of one that starts with remembering how special you are, for without a belief in your own value, you will not succeed. Start each day with your own personal affirmation and one day at a time you will find the courage, strength and faith to resolve to do more for you.
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Hugs and blessings for a joyous day!