Yesterday I kept seeing statements about how today (January 1) is the first blank page of a 365 page book and to make sure to write a good one. That made me think back to my childhood and how every January 1st we would sit around the table and my mom would want to know what our resolutions were for the year. I always thought this was silly and continued that thought process into adulthood, but as I was taking a shower this morning resolutions came to mind so I decided to give it more thought.
The word resolution as defined by Webster means: 1 - the act or process of resolving.
I think a part of my adversion to resolutions has always been that I break them as do many people I know so what's the point of making them if we're not going to follow through? Then I thought about the dream boards and vision boards and all sorts of other tools I've made throughtout the years and still not accomplished some things. Let that not be discouraging as there are many things I have accomplished and there are those which have somehow just managed to get done without any fanfare or fru-fru. My point? Without dreams, visions, resolutions we would not set goals or have plans or see those things come to fruition. We would not form habits that are lasting. Kind of like cooking or cleaning or many of those everyday tasks we no longer think about. If we didn't access the fact that there are dirty clothes which need to have something done with them, would we just continue buying new ones or would we put the dirty ones back on? Most of us are going to see that the laundry needs to be done, put the clothes in the washer (along with detergent and possibly softener), turn it on, run the cycle and then either hang to dry or place in the dryer. After that, we will remove and fold or hang and (sometimes) put where they belong. Goal accomplished! Clean clothes.
Resolutions are much the same. They are dreams, visions or goals which need a process in order to accomplish. Perhaps we need to really give these some thought before claiming them. Are we really going to follow through? Is that particular thing or idea important enough for us to do what needs to be done to actually accomplish it? Is it hard enough to really be considered and yet possible (even if it means stretching or reaching beyond our comfort zone) to complete?
I know, for me, sometimes when it gets hard or inconvenient, I let it go thinking I'll come back to it and then somehow with each passing hour, day, week, month, it's easier and easier to never make it a priority again. So, this year - 2017 - I resolve to make my list big, but not insurmountable and focus on holding myself accountable.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and very prosperous New Year!
When I set up my website and blog under the author section it reads "Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview." Whew - cuz that's all I've got for the moment. I'm a pretty simple person who lives life lovingly. I care deeply and am passionate about many things. I have always had a spirit of (I'm going to call it) entrepreneurship so have been self-employed about as much as I've been employed by others. This is a place where I share thoughts, ideas and happenings. I'm finding that sharing my story (life) helps me as much or more than it helps others and I find that empowering. Keep doin' what you love and lovin' what you do! XO-KM