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December 31, 2013

New Year’s resolutions...I got ‘em

TIFTON —

It’s that time of year again – New Year’s resolutions. You make ‘em. You have good intentions. You fail.

At least, that’s how it goes for me. Which is why I quit making them a long time ago. 

But this year, I have found the one resolution that I can wholeheartedly keep...so here it is: If it doesn’t nourish your soul, get rid of it.

That’s it. That’s my one resolution. But then I started thinking about it, dangit. I found that more are needed. So I started nosing around for other resolutions that would not only make a difference in my life, but in the lives of those around me as well. 

Here’s what I’ve got...

Capture the little moments. I find myself leaning toward this philosophy more and more with each passing year. It’s these little moments that bring the most joy.

Realize your unlimited potential. This is oh, so difficult, but oh, so worth it. We all have unlimited potential. We just have to believe and tap into it, and nourish it every day.

Build faith, worry less. Do one, the other fades away.

Work smarter. No two words were ever more difficult or more necessary.

See the good. In people, in situations, in life...in general. Spend your time looking for the good in all things. If you focus on that, you won’t have time to worry about the bad.

Be inspired and inspire. I am always looking to others to see what I can learn from them, but I need to spend more time seeking to be inspired,  as well as learn to spark inspiration.

Be present. I spend a lot of my thoughts each day worrying  about and planning for what’s next. And in doing so, I often lose sight of what’s right in front of me. I have got to fix that.

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