Happy New YearI stopped making new New Year’s resolutions years ago. Mostly because I never kept any. Did I want to do better, be better, be happier? Of course. Here are a few from some people I follow on Twitter. I especially like the idea of daily decisions verses big yearly ones we can hardly accomplish.

  • Jonathan Edwards, 1722-1723 – Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. 
  • @wealthy_barber: “Treat people with kindness and respect. Including yourself.” My dad’s recommended New Year’s resolution.
  • @Mark_Sanborn: Making the right daily decisions beats making annual resolutions.
  • @LeadersServe: I will learn and grow in 2015!
  • @DisneyInstitute: “Make Habits, Not Resolutions”
  • @LetsGrowLeaders: “I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years.” Henry Moore

The Apostle Paul reminds us, “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13b-14)

This may be a better option. I borrowed this from my pastor from an early 2014 sermon. “Resolved, to be a better person on December 31, 2015 than I am today through prayer, Bible study, and service to my fellow man.”


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