Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday Thoughts: Resolutions

It's that time again, when one reviews the past and sets goals for the future.  Making resolutions can seem daunting and scary, or exciting and freeing, depending on perspective. 




The phrase "bucket list" has become popular, but I just can't seem to write one myself.  Inherent in the title is the last item on the "to-do" list:  die.  I can't imagine ever getting to the second-to-last item and thinking, "OK, as soon as this is done I'll just be waiting around for my time to go."  This world is filled with books to read, talents to develop, service to render.  My list would never end.

However, I do love setting goals.  I think this video captures the joy and sense of accomplishment that can come from resolutions:



Instead of thinking of New Year's resolutions as a long, impossible list of tasks that must be accomplished, think of New Year's resolutions as opportunities to do things you've always wanted to do, or opportunities to develop traits you've admired in others.  Prioritize those things, and give yourself permission to spend time accomplishing your goals.  If you reach the end of 2013 without check marks next to your resolutions, don't worry.  Give yourself credit for what you did do.  Each small step makes a difference, and the seemingly imperceptible changes add up. 

Over the next few days, I'm going to think about what I want to do in 2013 and set some goals.  Care to join me? 

(I'm participating in the Wildcrafting Wednesday blog hop.)

Thanks for possibilities.


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6 comments:

  1. Well said.

    It's time to determine some goals for 2013.

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  2. Hmmm... I suppose I need to take a look back and think about 2013 too!

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  3. hehe I agree on the goals thing. They just never work for me either! Hence why I started my 101 in 1001 list. Come check it out. It's kind of a mini short term bucket list. It's reachable goals that I'll hope to finish within 3 years! http://kelseyhomolka-keepingupwithkelsey.blogspot.com/p/101-things-in-1001-days.html

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  4. Absolutely correct! Found you on Farmgirl Friday and I love how you turn what seems like a negative into a positive :)

    I would love to have you share this next week on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! Please stop by to vote for your favorite post on our People's Choice Awards at:http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2012/12/peoples-choice-award-for-wildcrafting-wednesday.html

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  5. Thank you for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday! :)

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  6. Thankful for your post! And thanks for sharing this on Wildcrafting Wednesday!

    I would love to have you also share your posts on The HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/01/the-homeacre-hop-2.html

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!