“When nothing seems to help, I look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps 100 times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the 101st blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
-Jacob A. Riis
“This is the year that I’m going to get in shape, shed those bad habits, eat right, etc”
That’s what new years are for - new beginnings, of course!
But by January 31st, sometimes sooner, what has usually occurred? Back to the old ways, and complete withdrawal of those wonderful new year’s resolutions.
Resolution, To resolve is defined by Webster’s as:
To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
Yes, to resolve is to form a purpose. To achieve something as part of a larger plan, where keeping in mind the “Big Picture” is essential and crucial.
You must continually ask yourself why you’re doing this thing thing you have pledged. You need to know why you are giving up the chocolate and junk food, why you are starting a realistic exercise program, why you refuse to procrastinate any longer when it comes to being as healthy, fit and trim as you can be.
Yes, yes, and yes, it all goes back to purpose! And no purpose means no resolve whereas a BIG purpose facilitates staying the course! Why would you put forth any effort if there were no physical, emotional or spiritual benefits along the way and at the end of the process of fulfilling this purpose? You wouldn’t!
Hence, so many new year’s resolutions are cast aside, broken or forgotten.
Time to try something NEW! In fact, not just new, but NOW, regarding our health and wellness goals and everything in between. Let’s practice something that works. Let’s focus on what’s truly in it for you.
You must have reasons to persevere. Reasons to keep your eye on the benefits, and they must be good; they must be meaningful to you!
What are the emotional benefits? Any? Write them down! How will you feel when you reach your goal; as well as all along the way as you progress? Visualize it often.
This is crucial in maintaining your resolve.
How will your relationships be affected when you reach your goal? Visualize it!
Would anyone else like to see you succeed? How would it benefit them? Would you like that?
Any physical benefits associated with you keeping your resolve? Less pain? More energy and vitality? A smaller size dress on the new you? Really, how would you feel?
Write down all the benefits, even if it takes you days or weeks to think of all of the advantages. Carry the list with you and read it often – everyday at least!
UNDERSTAND that this very kind of resolve becomes a habit. It’s a skill to generate resolve and stay purposeful. But it’s worth it because it affects every single part of your life - NOW and forever!
Not to mention that these new habits will assist you in developing your character - that description of a person’s attributes, traits and abilities that defines you to the world.
So, just don’t read this and forget about it. This is a formula for life success! It is MORE than simply an idea that can only affect a small and inconsequential area of your life! THIS IS HUGE!!!
If you can stick to even one important resolution or goal, from start to completion, because of constantly keeping your focus on the benefits, then your personal attributes, traits and abilities will grow in direct proportion to your level of commitment to keep those benefits directly in front of you!
You can DO IT! Let this year be your best year ever!
Congratulations to the new and improved you!
Have a sparkling and blessed NEW YEAR!!!
All the Best in Health & Wellness, Peace, Love, & Joy in every aspect of Your Life all throughout 2012!
And…Remember…Have a tremendously Magnificent & Successful day…Everyday!
With Love & Blessings!
"There is a mighty Power within you. There is that Spirit of Life, Light, and Love. The more you feast on these ideas and fast from old corrosive ones, the closer you experience the Life you desire."
-Frank Richelieu, The Art of Being Yourself
Rhonda M. Farrah M.A., DRWA Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Spiritual Teacher is dedicated to the practice of Health & Wellness Empowerment, assisting individuals in developing life strategies to help them help themselves. Rhonda’s Health & Wellness Empowerment Coaching includes programs that allow us to become as healthy, fit and trim…in body, mind and spirit…as we choose to be. Rhonda advocates all Wellness…Personal, Physical, Environmental, & Financial Wellness…NOW!
Rhonda M. Farrah, MA, DRWA
The Wellness Institute International
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