I have had such fun reading every one's blogs about New Year's Resolutions...everyone seems to have an opinion! Some like them and buy into it and take it somewhat seriously...I am "sitting" in this category! Others, don't believe in them siting waste of time or setting oneself up for failure...maybe true.
I think if you don't do them however, you are missing a great opportunity for self examination!
Business' do inventories...and I think of New Year's Resolutions as just an opportunity to find out what our inventory's are like!
I also do this same kind of idea on my birthday!
This isn't always written down and certainly not etched in stone but I do take it very seriously!
I have had some huge "failures" such as...
I am not going to swear anymore!
I am going to read my bible everyday!
I am not going to gossip anymore!
I will journal everyday!
Here's the thing though...
I hardly swear anymore and that IS saying a lot for me and I am humbled by my inability to control my language!
I really do read my bible almost everyday...because that is my desire but it didn't happen in one day or one year...it just became a habit...I am curious and I look and then I read all about it.
I don't like gossip because it no longer feels like fun...it took awhile but I walk away and try to think if the person is standing here would they want to hear what I or the other person is saying.
I don't journal really...I don't know why that one was hard for me. I just didn't seem to make the time for it...even though I enjoyed it. But now I blog... I think I get many of the same benefits as keeping a journal.
When I turned 50...I realized I had spent a lot of my time being careful and afraid!
So...I decided to live each day fearlessly since then. I just ask... "What would a fearless person say or do!" So...since turning 50 I am saying "yes" more often instead of "no" !! Because of this simple question...I have recently said "Yes" to something I would have been too scared to do otherwise. But...I, Ronda said "Yes!" fearlessly!
In the year 2009...My Hubby and I together have decided to pay off all of our debt, again. Build up our savings, feel physically fit and travel to those places on our bucket list!!!
Don't do resolutions! But do take inventories...What's working for you? What's not?