One of the definitions of "resolution" in my dictionary is "A course of action determined or decided on." Since this is the season for resolutions, I started thinking about what courses of action I would like to decide upon in 2007. I rarely, if ever, write down any resolutions because I have historically failed to keep them and I don't like to have a record of my failures. So, this year, I'm am setting myself up for success. Every resolution will begin with "I WILL TRY MY BEST". I can do that. I can put my best foot forward and really set my mind on the effort and not the result. Most of the time if I concentrate on DOING, I will wind up DOING. If I concentrate on FINISHING, I will only see what I haven't done and get discouraged. I also have a goal of making my resolutions POSITIVE ( I will . . . and not I won't). So, with that said, here are some of my resolutions for 2007:
I WILL TRY MY BEST to spend more time getting to know God.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to think of how I can serve my family better - then I WILL TRY MY BEST to do it.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to be supportive to Hubby in his new business.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to focus on being healthy and making healthy choices - for myself as well as my family.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to drink more water.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to see each day as a clean slate.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to use my time to my advantage.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to make sure that the people who mean a lot to me know it.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to come up with a realistic budget and stick to it.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to periodically take stock of where I am and how I'm doing to see where I can improve and where I can pat myself on the back.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to pat myself on the back now and again! And make it a point to do the same to others (especially my family).
I WILL TRY MY BEST to read more.
I WILL TRY MY BEST to write more.
I also have some goals that seem a bit out of my control, but I want to keep my eye out for them.
GOAL: to find my voice in my writing.
GOAL: to find a way for me to contribute financially to the family.
GOAL: to win the World Series of Pop Culture!
So there you have it. Posted here for all to see. And you know, the great thing about a blog where you lay it all out is that every one of you reading this will be able to check up on me to see if I really am trying my best. My every day entries should be indicators of whether or not I'm trying my best. Have I set the bar too high? No, I don't think so. Have I not set it high enough? Hmmm. Only time will tell (cop out!).
We had a very interesting and blessed 2006. I'm really looking forward to what God is going to do in 2007.