Jan. 3, 2012 — A resolution is defined as a resolve or determination; a method or procedure.
A goal is defined as the result or achievement toward which effort is directed, an aim or an end. And a strategy is defined as a plan, a method or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal.
Each year millions of people resolve to stop smoking, lose weight, exercise or perhaps be more earth friendly.
I question the act of resolution alone. It is my belief in the absence of a strategy and a predetermined goal, the millions of people will only try.
Really, if we are honest with ourselves, trying is not an acceptable form of doing.
People either will or they won’t, they do or they don’t. It is more than likely if a person tries to stop smoking or tries to go to the gym, they impose free will and use the excuse, “I tried.”
People are by nature goal oriented. Although everyone is different, having a goal is a great place to start.
A goal means moving toward something you want; a goal is like the simple strategy of writing a story — you must have the beginning, middle and end. The key here is a simple strategy.
January 2012 has arrived and it came upon us quickly.
As I looked back over the last year I realized I had made many resolutions only to try. Free will gave me permission to listen to the quiet little voice inside me that said, “It’s OK, go ahead and sleep for five more minutes.” Or “It tastes so good another serving won’t be too much for me.” I have even resolved to go to the gym. I paid for the membership then I neglected to go, but I tried right?
My new year’s resolution will be accompanied by a strategy, and will be goal driven.
I will set more than one goal, and I will keep track of my success which will lead to the achievable outcome I have set up for myself.
If you believe everyone is magnificent and everyone has the potential to choose good over bad and everyone has the ability to make good decisions, it will project a positive image of you, creating a perception of you which will in turn be a direct reflection of yourself.
This year I encourage all those who resolve to make a change in their lives for the better to consider a simple way to an achievable outcome.
Make a reasonable resolution, plan your strategy and set up goals for a week, a month, six months, one year and so on. Write out your plans with a positive attitude and give yourself permission to succeed.
As you reach milestones of success along the way to your ultimate goal, remember to be proud of your accomplishments. Your life is a journey, so embrace the challenges that may arise and stay on track to achieve your goal.
You are in control of your life, and you control your free will. Make a conscious decision to strive for excellence and you will arrive at your goal.
Ask yourself this: How will you know when you have reached your goal? Think about it, imagine it and make it happen.
You are magnificent and you will achieve excellence. May you be healthy, surrounded by unconditional love from your family, enjoy lifelong friendships and may you be prosperous and kindhearted.
Wishing a Happy New Yearto a magnificent community.
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