Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Resolutions, NO! Plans, YES! ~REPOST~

~This is a repost~
We are one third of the way through the year, have you accomplished anything, worked on anything, moved toward anything???

The New Year is upon us.  Yes we are two days away from welcoming in a New Year.  2012 promises to be a year of new beginnings, of awakening, of empowerment, of no more business as usual.  2012 will be a year of doing things differently!  A year of NOT waiting for things to happen but of MAKING things happen!  And this is all just in my own life!

See, I am not big on resolutions because frankly once you make them you are pretty much destined to break them.  If you are making major changes in your life (or minor changes) why would you wait until the beginning of a New Year to put your plans into action??  It is totally unrealistic and absolutely asinine to think that you can only make changes to your life one time a year and that would be on January first!  Suppose mid-July you decide to return to school, or start a business, or learn a foreign language?  Do you have to wait until January first to do it??  NO!  So then why the big issue of writing some New Years resolutions??
What I will tell you is that as you sit and think about what you have done, and have accomplished, now may be a good time think about what you would like to do and would like to accomplish next.  As you are thinking about your next moves and goals you may want to start planning your route of attack.  Plan what you are going to do and how you are going to do it.  Because sitting and dreaming and doing nothing is a waste of time, energy, and brain power!  If you have dreamed the same dream for years or say to yourself, "I have wanted to do that all my life" and you are still not doing it, than you need to RE-EVALUATE your priorities, GET OFF your butt and MAKE IT HAPPEN!
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" -Albert Einstein
Write your plan, make it plain, and then PUT IT INTO ACTION.  But please think it through first, write it down.  An effective plan goes a long way.  The bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law -- blessed is he" (Proverbs 29:18, Amplified).  So get your vision (PLAN), write it down, and then put it into action (DO IT!).  DO NOT waste another year, just sitting around and THINKING about what you are going to do ONE DAY!  Make THIS your BREAK THROUGH year!  Break through barriers, Break through problems, Break through finances, Break through doubt, Break through opposition, Break through stagnation!  JUST DO IT!  
"Be great in act, as you have been in thought. - William Shakespeare.  So do not just talk about it or think about BE ABOUT IT!  Or as my Mother and Grand-Mother used to say PISS OR GET OFF THE POT!
As we end 2011, do not meditate on the what ifs, what could haves, or what should haves, FOCUS on the WHAT'S NEXT!  
And as 2012 begins, so should you!


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Marvalus 29 December, 2011 19:18

Hi Ms. Regina,

I used to go through the whole Resolutions thing, but this year I am trying something different. My new year started on my birthday, and I made a list of things that I wanted. With that list, I made a sub-list of how I was going to get those things. It soon became a checklist, and almost three months in, I've actually checked off some of the things on the list!

Happy New Year to you!

msladydeborah 29 December, 2011 19:29

I totally agree with you about making resolutions. I stopped doing this practice years ago because I recognized that whenever my circumstances demanded change, I would do so no matter what time of the year that it is.

But it always help to receive confirmation about one's mindset and spiritual determination.

Have a blessed beginning to 2012!

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