Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

This year is quickly coming to an end, and that time of year where we make ourselves promises is quickly approaching. Resolutions are often our way of making amends for the decisions we made throughout the previous year. We promise ourselves that we are going to workout more, work harder, save better, and a ton of other things each New Year. As the months pass we frequently quickly lose sight of those vows we made on January 1st. I believe that we have a tough time sticking to them, bc we don’t always make them for ourselves. We want to lose weight to look like the perfect actress on television. We somehow create a plan to lose 60 pounds in 2 months by drinking our meals, because the woman three offices up from us said she lost hers that way. We are going to work harder by arriving earlier like our boss Kim, when we still have to drop our kids off at school. Lastly, we aren’t ever gonna eat out again this year and we will save $20,000 from doing that. The problem with many of our resolutions is that they were never tailored to truly fit our lives.

This year, as you write down your resolutions, be sure to make sure that they realistically fit your life. It’s impossible for any of us to live by another persons plans or rules. You have to plan your journey to fit your life. Don’t allow others to determine your path or goals. This year make a plan that is realistic. Make sure that it works for you and execute it.

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstein


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