New Year’s resolutions originated a long time ago. Perhaps with the Babylonians who made promises to their gods at the start of each year; perhaps with the Romans who made promises to the god Janus, for whom January is named; perhaps in the Middle Ages when the knights reaffirmed their commitment to chivalry.
Do resolutions help? Do they work?
The answer is, that without a goal to pursue, without a target to shoot toward, it is unlikely that you will hit that goal or target.
However, with a goal, a resolution, your success depends on your recurring, repeating work toward the resolution.
Tony Robbins says to keep on re-visiting the resolution. Every day, for the whole year. Why? Because you reinforce your belief in your goal. You reinforce your thinking toward your goal. You reinforce your actions toward your goal.
You power up!
Gratitude also reinforces your perspective and belief in your goal. It’s amazing. When we are grateful for what we HAVE, we receive more. The Universe is abundant and unlimited. There is enough for everyone. Truly. “Ask and you shall receive.” ~ Matthew 7:7
Ask. Tell the Universe your goal. Even write it down and look at it a few times every day.
Be grateful for what you NOW have. You are setting your beliefs, your perspective, to abundance.
Take actions toward your goal. Tiny steps, tiny decisions that work toward your goal.
Go on living life. It’s too good to miss!
You are POWERED UP!
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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