Well for the last blog of the year, I could talk about thankfulness and gratitude. In fact it’s probably what I should talk about, but I’m not going to.
Instead I want to talk about RESOLVE.
As a verb Resolve means two things:
- Settle or find a solution to a problem, dispute or contentious matter.
- Decide FIRMLY on a course of action.
As a noun, it is the most common use of the word at the end of the year:
- A firm determination to do something
When the ball drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve to signify the start of a New Year, there will be millions of us making “resolutions”- firm determinations to do something. For a lot of us, they will be shallow or even unachievable. Maybe we will break that “firm determination” the next day.
Forgive me friends, if my year end sentiment isn’t filled with well wishes & thankfulness. But I just don’t want you to make resolutions about going to the gym, losing weight or making new friends. Instead I want to wish you the ability to have RESOLVE in 2018.
Resolve will not melt rocks, but it can scale them! – George Eliot
Show your work partners, your family, your friends your RESOLVE in 2018. Find solutions to problems regardless of the hardship that comes your way.
RESOLVE not to quit.
Make every day the very best, and do not let anyone get in your way. Use the disappointments of 2017 to transform those experiences into solutions.
As we move together through 2018, resolve to treating challenges as opportunities. Roll up your sleeves. Hard work keeps resolutions, not empty promises. Hard work = RESOLVE.
So as we end this year 2017, whether it was a great year for you or one you wish you could have been better, RESOLVE to be the master of change rather than the victim of change.
Stay strong in your determination to be better tomorrow than you were today.
I wish you all a wonderful and prosperous New Year in 2018. But I also challenge you to compete against yourself. Strengthen your RESOLVE in 2018 so that you overcome adversity & get better each day.
Check back next month & think outside the box with us.