What Will You Do Differently Next Year?

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As 2015 sits on our doorsteps waiting to be ushered in, many of us will be making New Year’s resolutions. Essentially, our resolutions are about getting different results, of one sort or another, in a specific area of our life that we are unhappy with. To do the same thing over and over expecting a different result is the textbook definition of insanity.

Resolutions are about change.

So, what will you do differently next year?

  1. Be more intentional. About everything. Your time. Your talents. Your treasures. Everything. Intentionality is the key to good stewardship. Be more decisive. Don’t just let things happen to you. Get behind the wheel and drive.
  2. Spend more time with family. We’re all familiar with the notion that nobody ever wishes they’d worked more when they are lying on their death bed. We all yearn to spend more time with those we love. The only way it’s going to happen is if you make it happen. Maybe that’s not easy in your family dynamic. We all come from dysfunctional families; it’s just a matter of degree. How will you go about repairing broken relationships or mending old wounds? Forgiveness.
  3. Get rid of toxins in your life—people, places, or things. Life is too short to spend it being a doormat. Unacceptable behavior is just that—unacceptable. When someone repeatedly apologies to you for something, yet never changes their behavior, it’s time to cut your losses. Forgive. Forget. Move Forward. You’ll both be better off.
  4. Love and laugh more. Life is better the more you love and the more you laugh. So do it. ‘Nuf said.

Have a happy and prosperous 2015!


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