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New Year, New Resolutions

POSTED BY: Peter Bath, D.Min., MBA

“…then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.”
—Josh 24:15 NIV

Top Resolutions for 2013
1. Get out of debt or save money
2. Lose weight
3. Develop a healthy habit (e.g. healthy eating, exercise)
4. Get organized
5. Spend more time with family and friends     
Source: FranklinCovey Co

Interestingly enough these have been pretty much the same resolutions for the past number of years. It seems that our hope for change and betterment is not as strong as the habits that hold them captive!

Our choices are challenged as the desire for a difference often includes a determination that dissolves and a discouragement that disheartens. Habits are hard to break! Think about the amount of time it took to develop them, and how you have practiced them over and over again, bringing them to near perfection.

The nice thing about choices is that they are not goals, merely steps toward attaining the goal. When you miss a choice and the old habit wins you don’t have to quit or grovel in defeat. Make another choice, try again.

What do you do when you drop the soap in the shower? Give up, call it quits? Say you’ll never shower again? No, most of us just pick the soap up and keep on going.

So, too, with life. You can choose again to do what your heart desires. Choose again and again and soon enough you will have found what you seek: a new outlook, waistline, attitude, relationship.

You have a new day in front of you. In fact  you have a whole New Year in front of you. What are you going to choose to do? It is up to you, choice by choice. Make them count!

May God guide you in your choices and bless you as you bless others.