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Say NO to New Year’s Resolutions

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    Doug Rea is the Pastor at Connections in Albany, GA.



Here’s a brand new way of looking at your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t make any. Do nothing different in ’12 than you did in 2011. Eat the same…Exercise the same…Spend the same…Study the same. JUST AS LONG AS you don’t mind getting the same results in 2012 as you did in 2011 – change nothing. Obviously I am being a bit tongue-and-cheek to make my point.

Someone once said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing you’ve always done – but always expect different results. It is kind of ridiculous to think you can expect something new to come from doing things the same way you always have.

In 2012 – do something different. Set some realistic goals for yourself and write them down. Repeat them everyday – out loud. Nothing will happen until you learn to speak it.  Don’t reach for the moon – just reach a little higher this year than you did the last.

What is really the difference is between a $1,000,000,000 race horse and a $100,000 race horse? Is the million dollar horse actually 10X faster than the $100,000.00 horse? Of course not! All a horse and rider have to do to be 10X as valuable is to “win by a nose” What I’m saying is this – just be a “nose better” in 2012. That small amount has the potential to move you 10 times further what you would think.

So this year – don’t set yourself up for a world of disappointments. Just move the bar by an inch. In the world of sports, champions are separated by a split second, a hundredth of a second, a margin of less than an inch, or just one punch. And like all athletes in a race – don’t forget to have the people around you to help you succeeded like coaches that have done it or have coached others to do what you want to accomplish. Make 2012 YOUR year!


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