Resolutions or A Way of Life
We are already half way through January! How are those resolutions going?
What is a resolution anyway?
There are actually a few definitions of the word resolution.
The Oxford dictionary’s definition is: A firm decision to do or not to do something. The Britannica dictionary defines it as: The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.
The word derives from the latin word “resolve”.
When you made your new year's resolutions this time, were you trying to resolve issues in your life or were you promising yourself to be and do the same things you promised yourself the last decade or so?
KellyG and I are done with resolutions. We changed our way of life and the change is ongoing. The way we see and do things are completely different from what they were 10 years ago.
From finances to health (the two biggest areas where the empty promises to yourself occur), we have taken a different approach to getting, maintaining and exceeding our goals.
We take steps everyday to improve our lives and every little bit of effort that we take to a better us is realized in ways we couldn’t imagine.
Instead of new years resolutions, we create new habits daily that improve our lives. A one percent improvement daily in an area that you want to improve will yield huge changes in your life!
We are already into January, are your resolutions still in tact? If you took a different approach to your goals, your success rate on the things that you want to accomplish would probably be much higher.
Taking little steps daily towards your goals will build habits that will make the outcomes more favorable and exactly what you are looking for.
Your actions compound just like interest. Being consistent with the little daily changes in your life will become good habits that will take you much further than yearly resolutions that you usually forget about before February.
So, it would be more beneficial to make little day to day changes and stick to them. Those changes will become routine and yield much better results than your yearly resolutions that are forgotten about shortly after you make them.
Take steps to improve daily, not just for 2023, but for the rest of your life.