I am done with resolutions so there will be no 2014 resolutions for me.
Let me explain, ever since I realized that most of my typical ‘end of year resolutions’ (most, not all) make me feel like a failure rather than a success and guess what they also leave me with some guilt trips. So I’ve given up on that approach as a means of tracking and measuring my progress, now I have a VISION.
I can’t even explain why I found it so hard or was so tough on myself over missed gym appointments or devotionals or reading assignments. Fortunately, I have since adopted a simpler process that works perfectly for me and I hope for some of you with similar feelings or sentiments will find the typical resolution approach.
It’s so simple and yet so powerful, I call it the three things. These 3 questions allow me to cut to the chase and focus on my growth/development and purpose.
So every year, I find a quiet place and assess, critically assess everything – what worked (successes, achievements, completed goals) and those that are still pending, failures which are simply learning opportunities as well as those goals I’ve ignored or abandoned and I ask myself these 3 questions.
In 2014 –
What will I continue (keep) doing in the new year?
What will I stop doing in the new year?
What will I start doing in the new year?
Let me share with you an example for the new year.
In 2014 –
I will continue to read the book of Proverbs every month.
I will stop over loading my schedule.
I will start an appreciation log and celebrate family and friends at least once a month.
So here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year filled with precious blessings.
God bless and the indeed, the best is ours in 2014.
‘Flo Falayi, Ph.D (c)
Founder, Relationships Do Matter