Make 2014 the best year of your life

2014-Wallpaper-HD-New-YearYou hear a lot of bad press about new year’s resolutions this time of year. That people never keep them. That people shouldn’t make them. That they can even CAUSE you to fail.

Well, don’t listen to any of that.

Marriages end, and the statistics about divorce aren’t pretty, but people still get married, don’t they? Cars need to get repaired sometimes, and we still buy and drive them. Life isn’t perfect and resolutions aren’t either.

But resolutions are still good. Examining your life and deciding what’s missing or how it can be better, or how you could be healthier or happier, or make other people happier — that’s a good thing.

Who was it who said “The unexamined life is not worth living?” Socrates? I’d say that was a bit harsh 🙂 but yeah, point taken. It’s good to take stock.  It’s good to set personal goals. If you don’t achieve them, you may have made progress toward them. You can’t go somewhere unless you have a plan.

What works for me: setting pleasurable goals, as well self-improvement goals, like travel plans for the year (Virginia State Parks, here I come!), and producing a portable version of my resolutions I can carry around in my purse and refer to often.

There are some great articles about making resolutions and setting personal goals online — check out Forbes and MindTools.  Here are some of my previous posts about making and keeping New Year’s resolutions.

There’s no one “right” way to do this.  Tackle it the way that works for you!

Happy New Year!


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