New Year’s resolutions have always struck me as odd. Here we are, at the end of a calendar year, looking through our personal and professional rear-view mirrors, mostly with regret.
It’s like a coulda-shoulda-woulda mea culpa.
Oh please. Let’s collectively spare ourselves another one of those types of New Year’s Resolutions, shall we?
I mean, OK, so I probably shouldn’t have dug into that pint of banana chocolate chip ice cream – and consumed the entire thing! I’ll do it again in a heart beat, when the spirit moves me. Because it was great fun and very rewarding and highly caloric and a bit naughty and nice at the same time. 😉
Let’s agree, this year, to move forward with Resolve.
Resolve is a firm determination to do something. Resolve is when you decide firmly on a course of action. No matter whether circumstances allow you to follow that course of action to the letter, or not.
Resolve is your making a decision to Do Something with and about Yourself. Resolve is about engaging in those actions, within your control, that allow you to move that crucial one millimeter outside of your current comfort level.
When you act with Resolve, you change Everything and Everyone. You draw your personal line in the professional sand. You regard yourself in an entirely different manner.
So will everyone else.
Resolve involves your own decisions and actions, and yours alone.
Move forward, this year, with Resolve. With the Confidence that firm Resolve bestows upon you as a Person of Worth.
I leave you with this quote from Marianne Williamson, which I often refer to. Best wishes for a Peaceful, Productive New Year filled with Resolve.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson
~ Babette Ten Haken
Babette N. Ten Haken, President of Sales Aerobics for Engineers®, LLC, catalyzes business transition, startup growth, and professional development. She is resolved to creating revenue-producing collaboration strategies with and for non-traditional sellers, engineers, manufacturers, and technical startups.