7 Reasons You Should Probably NOT Make a New Year’s Resolution.
It’s been a whirlwind with family here. I managed to sneak a few minutes away to peck out a few words of inspiration for you…
Here we go again. All the goal getter’s, dream chasers, hard-working, overachieving, crazy goal setting people gather around this time of year to create the master plan for the next year. Is that you? Nothing against goals or resolutions here. I’m a huge goal setter. However, from experience I have watched many of people set goals only to crash and burn in failure. Problem is they didn’t fail. They simply didn’t start.
You don’t need be apart of this statistic and here’s why:
- You were not meant to be a go-getter. You are a human being with a life to live! Perspective. Set goals, write them down and walk away. Get “busy” living.
- You’re probably setting the wrong goals. Believe it or not but, you may have no clue what you really want out of life. Sure, you might want to lose 50 pounds, you might want to climb Mount Everest, or you might just simply want to wake up and get to work on time. But those are not the right goals. You have to look a little deeper. Why do you want to lose 50 pounds and how did you get here in the first place? To be able to walk without pain and enjoy long life. Why do you want to climb Mount Everest? To accomplish the impossible and feel closer to God at the top of that mountain. Start there first.
- You don’t appreciate the goals. First of all, you’ve got to figure out how to set the right goals and then you need to learn to appreciate them. Appreciate the amount of work it will take to accomplish said goals.
- To set goals simply to compete with others is not a fair game. Too many people want to lose 10 pounds so they can beat at the next person in line. Or to “show up” a certain somebody. This is not a goal. I’m not a psychologist so I’m not entirely sure what the specific terminology for this type of behavior would be called however, I do know that it is called not wise. Goals need to start with you.
- You lack faith. You want things but you don’t believe it can happen. You don’t believe that you are worth it. Nonsense.
- You lack the drive and hard work that will need to go along with the goals. A lot of people say, “Well, I would say I could do that but I can’t. I just can’t.” This is nothing more than a cop-out of the hard work that is required to achieve said goal. You must be willing to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty every once in a while.
- Instead of setting goals or resolutions this year why you try something new? Why don’t you set a vision. Vision for your year that will turn into the vision for your life. The problem with a lot of resolutions is they are just a short-term fix, they’re not the right goals, we don’t even achieve them in the first place, and then we are left floundering around feeling like a failure. This should not be the case. Set out a vision for your life, many mini goals along the way that you can achieve and watch your life unfold the way it’s meant to be lived. Then resolve in your heart to work hard towards the lifestyle you want. Do you want to be sitting on the couch 50 pounds overweight, do you want to be unhappy with the way you feel on the inside, do you want to have diabetes, do you want this? If you do I’m curious as to why you would ever want that…
Here’s a few worthy goals to have:
1.) Invest in health. Both yours and others.
Support our local Girls and Boys Club today through Ms. Aylcia aka: running rock-star, gardening pro and heart of gold woman! While we are all running to Ingles for that packaged treat she’s teaching our children to invest in their health through the SMART Girls & Boys running and self-esteem program and the big Gardening program. Alycia’s vision is to be apart of the change in this world that is so needed. Food is our fuel. And growing that food from our earth is a gift.
How critical it is to teach our children to get their hands dirty!
2.) Invest in treating those who are not in good health:
Be a hero. #StJudeHeroes run for the families. You can either donate here, register to race as your own hero or even join my team and run either 13.1 or 26.2 miles on April 29th 2017 in Nashville, TN for the Rock n Roll marathon!
3.) Invest in education. Half the battle of enjoying a whole. healthy and productive lifestyle is knowledge. Grab a book and read up, chat with someone who has more knowledge in a specific field. The more you know the more control you’ll have over your life. Stop floundering! Reach for help. I’m always picking Alycia’s brain for gardening tips. 😉
That’s all I have for now. It’s been a busy, busy week with family. I will have more tips for you in the new year. 😉 I wish you all a very blessed and happy New Year!
Do you set goals and/or resolutions? What do you think about creating a vision for you life?
31 Dec 2016 / runpinkjess / 0
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