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It’s New Year’s Eve-Eve and that time of year when we talk about resolutions. Years ago, I shared a New Year’s post on Facebook — a “handbook” or guide with 40 suggestions for better, healthier living. The following December, I wrote a year-end blog post reflecting back on the previous year and assessing how well I’d followed it. I regret to inform you I received a failing grade.
Rather than becoming overly discouraged, though, I opted to come up with a simpler, less daunting list of five resolutions (more like goals) for the following year. (There’s that sweet spot between ambition and achievability where we’re hopefully able to land.) So, what were those goals?
- Drink more water;
- Write more;
- Keep your feet on the ground;
- Love the people who love you and love them well; and
- Focus on what you have instead of what you don’t.
My level of success in adhering to that list has varied over the years, but rather than beat myself up over it, I’ve found it helpful to post it where I can see it and refer back to it throughout the year – not as a rigid task list, but as a gentle reminder and, at times, a course correction.
Whatever you resolve for 2023, my wish for you is that it’s both meaningful and achievable.
Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Friday, December 30th. Audio included below.