Living each day much muchier

How to make All Year resolutions

Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead.
You can only see one thing clearly and that is your goal.
Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris


A new year brings a new journey. At least, that’s what we’re told. With a clean slate, all things are possible.

Think of New Year resolutions as a wheel. At the top, we can see far into the possible future and we’re inspired to get there. As the wheel turns, you go down into difficulty and delays. You lose sight of the horizon. All you see is the gritty reality.

The year turns and you get back to the top once more. You see with clarity, but have you moved forward, backward or spun around on the spot?

Why do our visions of greatness fizzle and die? How often have you given up on something because it seemed too hard?

You are the first obstacle. The barrier was in your mind long before it was in your path.

How different would be if you expected things to be difficult and dreams delayed? Decide that the pain of obstacles is worth the goal. Expect them. Embrace them.

Instead of saying ‘oh well, maybe another day’, you’d say ‘hello, I expected you. Now, will I go over, under, around or through you?’

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This entry was posted on January 10, 2011 by in Living fully.
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