Most people start well. Most people don’t finish so well. Resolutions fail more than they succeed. So as we look forward to all the promises and opportunities a new year brings us, we find ourselves out of the gate filled with hope that perhaps this is the year that changes everything. We hope for the break that will come our way, the call back from the right someone, the miraculous intervention from God. These are, after all, the key events in our future that could literally make our year. In my experience, however, it’s not the big break that will make the most difference at the end of the year, but the cumulative effect of everyday choices.
As we start this race toward the end of 2011 our decisions more than our resolutions will carry the day and eventually the year. So choose wisely.
Choose your family.
Choose to give of yourself.
Choose to say no to immediate gratification so you can say yes to a better future.
Choose to grow.
Choose to live well.
Choose to believe you’re worth it.
Choose your friends.
Choose to love.
What’s the first choice you have to make today that will move you closer to where you want to go?