If you’re leaving 2015 and going into 2016 I want you to have a preferred 2016.
2016 is 12 months and 365 days of opportunities for us. Don’t waste those opportunities making excuses. Utilize those opportunities to make your life better.
I’m not going to tell you to make resolutions because resolutions have become cliche’s of sorts that’s synonymous with New Years.
I am going to suggest that we all find resolves. Resolves and resolutions run similar when it comes to definitions but resolve is the word I believe that stands outside of the New Year’s cliches we tend to subscribe to.
Get a writing instrument and paper or use the notetaking device on your PC, laptop, tablet, or phone, and list what you want you don’t like about you or your life and underneath each entry, write an honest resolve that will rectify the problem.
Then make a commitment to resolve the things on that list.
We all have some baggage that we straight up need to let ride off into the sunset with the outgoing year – the Lord knows I do.
I have an easy way to identify baggage,
“If it doesn’t make me happy, make me money, or make me healthy” – it’s baggage.
Don’t make excuses for people and things that are baggage in your lives, make a resolve to transform those impediments to into contributions or to relocate them to a place where they aren’t weighing you down.
You’re going to have to make some hard choices. You’re going to have to wean yourself off some things, some people, some relationships, but it is necessary to do if you’re going to move up and along.
TSA check your own life. If you find something that’s a threat – check it at the gate don’t let it in your life.
And for all the baggage that’s already there find a resolve for it.
You have to do it if you don’t want to repeat the year that is supposed to be behind you.