We all want to be better. Better at what we do, better at how we feel and better at being ourselves. If we are better to ourselves, then those around us we see us as better people. At the end of the day, that is what we all want, to be improved. In order to improve as well as be healthier in our thoughts, we must be steadfast in our intentions to move forward with actions that matter.
To be resolute, one must be admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
To be resolved, you have to decide firmly on a course of action.
To have a resolution is an act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict or a problem.
Each January, across the world, people sit down to create resolutions of how to be healthier, happier and whole. Usually, by April, each have returned to their old habits because in order for the resolutions to work, the person must be resolute. Most of us can’t even consistently drink 64 ounces of water per day. How in the world are we going to keep a personal promise of improvement, when we can’t even give our bodies what it need to function properly?
The problem is in the way we are thinking.
Change is a gradual process. Gaining weight does not happen overnight. It happens because we are sedentary and our food choices are poor. In order to lose the weight, small adjustments should occur for the body to know there is a change. The internal clock is then reset, and weight is lost.
The same must happen in our behaviors.
If we spend every dime that we have on things we really don’t need, then our coiffures will always be empty. If we are resolute in saving $52 a month, then at the end of the year, you have $624. If you can afford to save $100 a month, at the end of the year, you will have $1200. It is a start.
And it is time for you to start changing your thinking as well.
Take out a blank sheet of paper. Now fold it in half; fold it in half again. When you open it, there are four sections.
Label each section as follows: Health, Finances, Family and Faith.
Make a list of two things you are resolute in doing better in each category.
Put the list in a safe place.
I will see you in April when we come back and check on your progress.