Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals – however mundane or lofty they may be.Jack Canfield – Author
Resolution is a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other groups. This is a definition that came up when I googled this word. People every year make resolutions to express what changes they would like to happen in their lives, unfortunately, only a handful of people follows through with their resolutions. I myself have stopped making resolutions for myself because I am not one of those handfuls of people. I personally find resolutions limiting and restricting.
Instead, I write down what I’d like to see happen, my goals, and work towards them. My goals change throughout the year, so I have “resolutions” throughout the year. It changes because of certain unexpected circumstances that may arise, such as changes in one’s financial situation, relationship issues, changes with home life, the list goes on. All these reasons have stopped many of us from following through with our “New Year’s Resolution”, many of us (myself included) fall into a funk which leaves us deflated, doubtful, and loss of self-confidence.
When we don’t follow through with these resolutions, we make for ourselves, we start to blame everyone and everything in our environment. We complain and make excuses as to why our lives, goals, or the relationships we have didn’t turn out as planned. The problem here is that we become victimized by our circumstances, which in turn allows sources outside of ourselves to dictate our lives and we become enslaved by these entities.
To be able to live a meaningful life, we must be accountable and responsible for our thoughts, words, and actions. Sometimes circumstances are out of our control, if we keep holding on to the anger, resentment, the heaviness of the situation and continue to blame, complain, or make excuses we will never be able to move forward and flourish.
So instead of making one list for the whole year, why not make determinations and goals that will allow us to grow and adapt to circumstances that develop. Make part of your list of goals is to take responsibility and be accountable for what happens in our lives, no matter how unfair it may seem. Acknowledge the situation (even get angry, sad, or depressed), pull yourself out of the funk by understanding that it is only a temporary, let go of those negative feelings, move forward (leave all behind), and stay open to new opportunities.
Before the end of the month, complete a 7-day Spirit Booster to help you stay focused and positive. Create your list of goals you’d like to see manifested in your life and remember it’s okay to update this list every now and then to adapt to your journey through life. See what happens.
“You will always harvest what you plant.” – Galatians 6:7
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