Welcome Back to Soupfly!!
Here we go- 2017 is in full swing. First, I wish you a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!! I hope 2016 was a great year for you. If it was, congratulations!! If it wasn’t-congratulations-it’s now past!
A New Year is upon us… A New Beginning. The opportunity to start fresh. New Goals, New Plans-New Dreams for 2017.
FORGET ABOUT RESOLUTIONS-
Every January people all around the world make New Year’s Resolutions. They make a resolution to be nicer to others, to lose weight, to make more money, to save more money, to give to the poor, to go on a trip, to spend more time with their family, etc. Most people make New Year’s Resolutions because it’s a part of our societal culture. It’s expected. But if everybody is making all these resolutions every year, then how come we don’t see massive changes/improvements in our co-workers, our friends, our loved ones, ourselves?
Everybody seems to start the New Year with excitement, motivation, even zeal for the changes that we’ve declared to ourselves and oftentimes to others that we are going to make, do, or implement in our lives. But about mid February-we often lose sight of those resolutions. We run out of steam, motivation or energy. Obstacles get in our way. And so we end up going back to the way we normally do things. Besides, change is hard. Change is difficult. Change is uncomfortable. And who really wants to be uncomfortable? Maybe that’s not where we desire to be but if we want to make change, if we wish to grow then it’s only OUTSIDE of Our Comfort Zone where that will happen for us.
We either consciously, or unconsciously, reassess what we thought we wanted. We then justify our lack of results and convince ourselves that we’ll do it later. Or maybe next year. Or we tell ourselves that our resolutions are too lofty and unrealistic. “I just don’t have the right body type to be really fit and tone.”
“I’m not really cut out to be a millionaire. My whole family has been poor or middle class-who am I to think that I would be any different?”
“I’ve been in the same job for years, why should I expect that this year things will change for me?” Does any of the above sound familiar to you?
I, personally do NOT make resolutions. I prefer to set goals and have accompanying plans of action. You may think that I’m just focusing on semantics and in a way, yes I am. But we ought to know the definition of the words we use, think and say. So what is a Resolution? One definition states; “The firm decision to do or not to do something” So, right there we can begin to see wherein the problem may lie. A resolution is merely a ‘decision to do or not to do something’. What is wrong with that? It’s incomplete. It’s merely the first step-it’s a decision. A decision is great. It’s vital to the process of change but it doesn’t guarantee any ‘Action’. Therefore, people often make resolutions/decisions to ‘do or not to do’ something and it stops there. It remains in their mind. They think about it and yes, thinking is where it all begins but if we merely make resolutions, it is not surprising that they are easily forgotten, broken or tossed to the wayside. Yes, I know this is not true for everyone but for many, it really is the case.
So, for 2017 I say let’s ditch the resolutions and instead I encourage you to Envision and Create Goals with Accompanying Plans of Action and in doing so you will Manifest Your Best 2017.
How specifically? We’ll focus on that in the next Soupfly later this week. I will discuss the 5 D’s that are vital to making your goals, dreams and visions a reality.
How about you, my friend, are you making resolutions or goals with plans of action this year? Feel free to comment below.
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Let’s make 2017 your year of great vision, great action and great manifestation. With Vision the people will flourish.
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Cheers and God Bless you!
Christoff J. Weihman
Las Vegas, NV