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Second Chance at Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Filed under: Motivation — by at 7:37 pm on Friday, February 8, 2008

Dragon at the Chinese lantern festival, Auckland, New Zealand.
(Photo credit: Sam Veres)

Six weeks into 2008, how are you doing with your New Year resolutions? Are you becoming a healthier you? Is your closet or home office more organized? Have you mended those strained family relations?

Or, like me, have you not quite fully embraced the New Year? My focus has flown out the window, if, indeed, it was ever inside, and my contribution to the blogosphere has been less than stellar yet this year.

But, I have finally wrapped loose ends from last year. I now feel free to jump unencumbered into the opportunities presenting themselves in 2008 – of which there are many!

If your intentions are to improve yourself, your situation or your world, it doesn’t matter what day the calendar shows. Pick a day that works for you. If you slip, get back up, dust yourself off and try again. No need to get discouraged. Persistence and determination will get you there.

If you too would like to begin your year anew, join me in raising a glass, welcoming in the Chinese New Year (albeit a day late). Interestingly, the Year of the Rat is a time of hard work, activity, and renewal. “Ventures begun now may not yield fast returns, but opportunities will come for people who are well prepared and resourceful. The best way for you to succeed is to be patient, let things develop slowly, and make the most of every opening you can find.”

Kung Hei Fat Choi. Congratulations and be prosperous.

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Comment by A Week In The Life of A Redhead

February 8, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

Ahhh… a second chance at a New Year… I like it.
Catherine, the redhead

We redheads need all the second chances we can get…

Comment by Karen Putz

February 9, 2008 @ 7:04 am

My office is still a mess and that was one of my goals in 2008– to organize my office and paperwork so that I don’t have to play “hunt for the file.”

Can you come over and give me a kick in the rear, instead? 🙂

Comment by Shannon

February 9, 2008 @ 10:07 am

For my New Year’s resolution is to get my book started and start my own blog.

Comment by Glenda

February 9, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

Catherine, welcome! Reading your blog, I can see why you need a second chance. I loved the story about the gym shorts!

Karen, having a somewhat organized office is so nice – saves doing the scavenger hunt for the bills each month. It is still a work in progress though.

Begin with the FAT. Sort papers into three piles or file trays:

File – papers needing to be filed
Action – papers requiring action
Trash – papers to be recycled or shredded

Start there, then we can figure out the next step.

Shannon, looking forward to reading your blog and book. Good luck!

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