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Are You Good at Keeping New Year's Resolutions?

How do you celebrate the arrival of a New Year?  Is it with resolutions?  I hope you’re better than I am at keeping New Year Resolutions.  I might come up with some, and I might even stay with them for a week or two.  But then, the busy-ness of life kicks in, and first thing you know, I’ve forgotten them.

How are you at self-discipline?  It takes self-discipline to stay with whatever you’ve “resolved” to do differently.  If we were to actually follow through for a meaningful amount of time, do you think the resolution would stand a chance of becoming a new habit?

I’ve read any number of times that it takes at least 30 days to establish a new habit.  Be honest.  Have you ever kept your New Year’s Resolution for a whole month?  I don’t think I ever have.

So let’s look at a different line of thinking.  Dr. Brene Brown, who originated The Daring WayTM  and has authored several books, is a qualitative researcher on shame, vulnerability, and resilience.  Early on, she summarized her work into “10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living.” 

I am going to blog on each of those guideposts, one per week, until we’ve covered all of them.  Each of them presents such richness of thought and the uncanny truth that lies deep inside of us, our weaknesses turned into strengths.  So, instead of New Year’s Resolutions that I’m sure I won’t keep, I’ll share with you Dr. Brown’s keen insights that have emerged from her data.  Who knows?  Maybe one or another of the guideposts might strike a resounding and helpful chord for us.

So, my friends, look for the first Guidepost next Thursday.  And until then, have a very Happy New Year’s Day Celebration, and look into 2021 with hope and joy.

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And remember, you're awesome!  And God holds you in the palm of His hand.

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