I 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.”