I will freely admit that I SUCK at making New Year’s resolutions. I have only one I’ve ever been able to stick to: I will make NO New Year’s resolutions! But I found Judie Sigdel’s post about “Resolutions, intentions and vision boards” over at Eclectic Spirituality very interesting and informative. I hope you’ll take a minute to read Judie’s post and get to know her. Thanks, Judie, for sharing your inspiration!
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time. — Mark Twain
According to a December 11, 2016 Static Brain poll, 45% of Americans “usually make New Year’s resolutions,” despite the fact that 24% “never succeed and fail on their resolution each year.”
While the tradition of making annual resolutions predates Christianity, it’s clear that the practice still hold great appeal. And why not? After all, the New Year promises 365 days of limitless potential for hopes and dreams to be fulfilled. Anything could happen, so why not do everything within our power to make each of those days fabulous?
The problem, I believe, is with the very definition of “resolution,” which, according to Oxford Dictionaries is “a firm decision [emphasis mine] to do or not to do something.” Making a decision is easy, and most of us are…
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