Resolutions are self-promises we’ve ALL made (i.e. I’ll start an exercise program.I’ll be more careful with money.) Unless you’re really good with time management and diligence; you’ve probably failed repeatedly.
Most of us have good intentions. Those good intentions are ideas we have that motivate us to set and achieve goals. BUT, I’m going to suggest a new way to set goals >> talk to God about it, and only do 1 goal at a time. O.K. I get the “Can you put God on hold for this blog piece?” O.K., you’ve got a point. Let’s try a different approach. Instead of talking to God about it; go for a walk or set aside some “quiet time” to see what your “gut or inner voice” says. Let that force be your GPS to the one thing that you KNOW is important to bettering yourself. Maybe, you’re struggling with an addiction (i.e. food, drugs) or maybe your marriage needs a new direction with some positive energy?
Maybe another way to determine a goal is to ask yourself, “What one thing do I lack that I really want?” If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll know what’s missing -- character, integrity, compassion or kindness.
Maybe you need to ask yourself what one thing do you need to let go of? If you’re moving forward but feeling dissatisfied, you may be holding on to a belief that you’re carrying from your past. You can’t dwell in the past; you HAVE to forgive, forget and move on!
Keeping resolutions can be frustrating for some, but if you focus on:
1) Getting clear with what your conscience tells you. 2) Focusing on something you lack, that can act as a catalyst for change. 3) Letting go of something that’s kept you from moving forward. You’ll have a different paradigm or game plan for changing the direction of your life.
Question for you: What one issue have you struggled with that this blog piece can help you break-through?
Focus: Life, game plan, self-esteem, goal setting, spirit, healing