What it means to resolve- the great debate about resolutionsJan 09, 2023
Have you been noticing a great debate about resolutions and some very strong opinions about whether it's a bunch of bulls*%# or if it's a worthy choice to make?
Here's what I believe...
If it's January 1st, make a resolution.
If it's January 9th, make a resolution.
No matter what day it is on the calendar, resolve to LEAD your life by making a decision to become better, achieve something, or show up in a way that makes you proud.
TO RESOLVE is simply to say- this is how it's gonna be.
AND WHEN YOU DECIDE THIS- you cut off the possibility of anything else happening except what you committed to.
By definition, the word resolve means- to "settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter); decide firmly on a course of action.
What day it says on the calendar doesn't matter- as long as you make the decision to find a solution and firmly take action, you can do that any day and EVERY day- can't you?
Twelve years ago yesterday I found myself driving away from our dream home with my three kids in the van, in tears.
I didn't know where we were going or what was ahead, but I knew I was leaving behind the life I had built to that point.
At 40 years old, that was terrifying. I remember looking in my rearview mirror seeing my daughter's face and thinking... I don't know what is going to happen next, but I know it's going to be better than it has been. I have to do this- for them, and for me.
It wasn't January 1st. It was January 8th. I didn't set it as a "resolution" but I did make a decision that was nonnegotiable and I had a deep purpose for WHY I was taking this step that motivated me to follow through.
Do I think you should make a resolution on New Years' day-
Do I think you should make a resolution every day for the rest of the year-
Every step you take to start again and try again is a step forward.
And even if you don't always feel you have a choice, you do.
The only person who can do this for you- is you!
So, on whatever day you are reading this, I want to encourage you to resolve to LEAD your life today. Whatever that means for you.
Love & light,