So, it’s January 26th (I think?) and today I’m writing about my new year’s resolution.
My journal for the year, the personal one, the one that is filled with inspirations, doubts, dreams, broken promises and resolutions is sitting near me. On the first page it simply states “I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one”. Calamity Jane everyone. A legend.
Every year I take some time to refocus, give myself a word or two to focus on for that year and then write some goals around those. What does my relationship with God, my health, my career, my family, friends and love life look like in context of all this.
This year my words were simple and interlocking. They’re my words, but they all came with an overarching question over them.
Is what I choose today going to affect what I want tomorrow? Will my today negatively or positively impact what I want long-term?
I am blessed. I have people around me who love me. I know that sounds cheesy or maybe even prideful, but these people who love me, why I consider myself most blessed, is that they challenge me. They challenge me to be a better woman, person, friend, daughter, employee, worker, ME.
One of the best questions I was ever asked was why I allow myself to do things, or allow things to happen to me, which will inhibit the woman I am becoming, the person I want to be.
That struck my heart…probably at that moment mainly because they were asking me about relationships and my apparent inability to trust men. Fabulous right? Not so much.
Anyway, that question stuck with me and has slowly, over the past year buried itself deep and began to blossom into what has now become my 2015.
There is nothing particularly spiritual about this post, though it does affect that part of my life. There is no major scientific studies around what I am doing. It is simply a question…
Is what you are choosing now going to affect your future positively or negatively?
It’s in every decision, every action, every mood or feeling.
If I choose to go to work out or not.
If I choose to sleep because I am tired or not.
If I choose to date that guy…or not.
If I choose to have coffee with that person or not.
You see, rather than spend the moments, the money, the time, the resources, I have chosen to invest them (thanks Andreas).
I am never going to be a help to anyone if I am not the person I am supposed to be. My daily decisions, your daily decisions should be ones which you and others will get a return from.
So, ask yourself this…
What choice am I making?