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When working on your New Year Resolution this year, try this. Instead of just relying on your will power, try relying on your will power plus a little extra help. Be it from friends or family, support groups, ministers or other religious leaders. There is no shame in asking or seeking help, support and just a shoulder to lean on. From time to time we all just need some one to lean on…
But there are other tools you can use to help you along your way to a new and improved 2012 model. You can also try journaling, an excellent way to track your progress. Journals can be online like here at www.wordpress.com or they can be just a document on your computer, or… you can do it the old fashion way, paper and pencil…. I think they still sell them… For $2 you can get a pack of pencils and a journal at your local dollar store, and be on your way to a new you. I recommend both, the online journal to allow the world to be your support group and the paper/pencil way for your most personal thoughts and observations.
Here is a list of things you should consider before you even start your resolution:
- Have you planned out how your going to accomplish it?
- Did you look at the pros & cons?
- Did you consider who this will affect?
- Have you make a series of smaller goals to help you gain your larger goal?
- Did you write your goal down somewhere? (This helps make it concrete)
- Have you prayed on it and asked for guidance?
Making a resolution to change your life for the better is not easy, remember you will have set backs, and that’s ok, when you do have a set back do as Fred Astaire recommends when he sang “just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again”
Nothing comes easy that is good for you, and New Year Resolutions are not easy, for most of us. It takes work, practice and resolve. Look to others for support, but find the strength in yourself, it is there, we all have it, it’s just a matter of finding it.
Good luck and God Bless
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