A new year, another year, the future which will soon become the present, approaches.
Our thoughts invariably turn to ways in which we can improve: Our New Year’s Resolutions.
Just as invariably, we set goals, make promises, put our ambitions in writing, create word pictures of our dreams.
The result is, the experts say, a recipe for underachievement, if not downright failure.
Why do we do it, set ourselves up to be unsuccessful?
We don’t intend to make a lackluster attempt. We intend to improve. We intend to right the unsuccesses of the past. We intend to move forward—dragging our unfulfilled resolutions behind us, our baggage of misery.
What if we approached January 1st with unresolving those burdens? What if we unresolved to dwell on the past, unresolved to remember our mistakes, unresolved to embrace what we dislike about ourselves?
We might start our Unresolutions with casting out all that has plagued us, kept us underwater, forced us to think less of ourselves.
We might then be better equipped to release the angels of inspiration, creativity, love, generosity, hope, thoughtfulness and faith. Especially, faith in ourselves to accomplish all that of which we have been created to be capable.
Very best and warmest wishes to all for AD2019.