Are you thinking of making a New Year’s resolution? Are you also thinking that whatever resolution you make, will likely be forgotten before the first month of the new year is over? If so, perhaps consider this; instead of a lofty goal to achieve, consider what kind of person you’d like to become over the next 12 months.
The reason I like this approach so much is because over the next 12 months (and for the rest of our lives, actually!) we’re going to become something. Why not choose what type of person we want to become, and take small daily steps toward becoming that person?
For example, if we want to be a someone that lives a healthy lifestyle, we can daily ask ourselves if what we eat or our level of activity is consistent with the healthy person we decided we want to become. Our answers will confirm that we’re on track or that we might need a course correction.
We’re fortunate, that even though there are plenty of things that are out of our control, we still have the ability to chose what we become. And that change comes through small steps made daily, over the scope of months, years, and decades. As mentioned earlier, we’ll become something. Let’s be intentional with what that “something” is.