It is really the same reason I always liked the end of a semester at school. While arbitrary, it felt like a fresh start, and a chance to do things differently.
So, I used to sit down and right out my New Years’ Resolutions. I “limited” myself to 10.
If I were lucky, one of the 10 would still be going, come February.
One year, I thought, “This is not working! I will only do 3 resolutions!”
That was minimally more effective. Instead of a 10% success rate, I would be 33% successful. Much better, but still not great.
And generally, the resolutions didn’t move me forward very far.
There had to be a better way. . . .
Eight years ago, my church decided to choose a word to live into. That word was a word to stretch into, to grow into, to become.
THAT made the difference!
I became conscious about that word, focused myself on the word, and saw myself growing.
Since, my family has continued that tradition. Each New Year’s Eve, we share our word with each other.
This year, my word is. . . . Well, you will have to wait. It isn’t New Year’s Eve yet!
Want to know how to change your resolution into something that makes a difference?
Listen to my audio below. Then if you want, please leave your word in the comments below!