In church today the pastor said he didn't believe in New Years Resolutions. He said if you wanted change bad enough you would have started the day you desired the change. But I don't agree with him. I believe that YOU SHOULD MAKE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS. Here are 5 reasons why I believe in NYR's.
1. Jesus teaches us to dream big and pray harder. When we make resolutions we are hoping for the future. We are giving ourselves permission to write down some dreams and goals- some objects to strive for and to pray for.
2. Writing NYR's requires us to evaluate where we are currently. If we write down we want to lose 25lbs it makes us realize that our fitness and health is out of whack and we desire to treat ourselves better. NYRs take away the excuses and let us personally and honestly admit some ways we have fallen short the past year.
3. Lack to plan is a plan to fail. We need a plan. We need to think about where we want to go in life and have the courage to start in a new direction. New Years Eve gives us that excuse we need to make a plan and change our life.
4. It only takes one New Years Resolution that you meet and fulfill to change your life forever. What if you DID that New Years Resolution where you drank 8 cups of water? You would literally change your physical health. You are striving to do all of them but even if you do one.. You didn't fail. Surely you did better than if you never wrote them at all.
5. Studies show that people who write down relevant goals are four times more likely to accomplish the goal than someone who doesn't.
As Benjamin Button writes "For what it's worth it's never too late or in my case too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life your proud of. If you find that your not I hope you have the courage to start all over again."