We’ve reached the last day of the first month of the year. The New Year is about assessment and evaluation. You see, we woke up on Dec 31 and meandered through the day until the clock rolled over to 12 midnight marking another calendar year. Ideally, it would be great if the miraculous happened, everything was transformed, and you were assured that everything you endeavored to do, you would do it.
There is no magic potion or quick fix. In the striking of midnight nothing really changes—except our hopes and expectations. We anticipate change, because we desperately desire for change to happen. Realistically speaking, transformation is up to each of us. God has provided you with everything you need to change. But, the question looms are you ready to make that transformation?
In our heart of hearts, we’re probably ready for change. Changing is more than just saying that we are going to change, it is actionable. In my soon to be released book, I DECIDED: Moving from Resolution to Execution, it summarizes that the best resolutions are those that you make happen. Essentially, those yearly resolutions need to jump off the page and run swiftly through the year with a determination that you will have accomplished what you initially set out to accomplish.
Every new year, or a new season, marks a launching pad to get started. Many are united in rituals of change. None is as significant as the end and beginning of the year. There are those who are serious about succeeding. Conversely, there are those where resolutions are faddish for the beginning of the year, but they have no intentions of completing them. By now, at the end of January, there are those who have already abandoned their resolutions.
Success begins and rests with you and your commitment to your resolutions. No one else in this world can make them happen. I can’t make them happen for you; conversely you can’t make them happen for me. Howbeit, we can encourage each other, but we can’t do it for each other.
Everyone needs someone to sharpen their iron, hold them accountable and provide critical positive criticism. Positive criticism may appear to be negative in some instances, but it is positive when it pushes you beyond your comfort zone and highlight those areas you need to improve. How in the world do you expect to expand and grow if there is no one to provide critical positive criticism?
There is nothing that can be done at this point. You can never revisit the previous year, or for that matter this first month, except in your memories. You can determine that every resolution you made, you will accomplish. It’s better not to make a vow, especially to yourself, then to make a vow and not keep it. You deserve better than that.
Even if, you have already fallen off the resolution bandwagon, just get back on. You still have 11 months to finish strong.
Have you gotten off the resolution bandwagon already? Do you plan to give up, or get back on? Are you determined to finish strong? What will do to finish strong?