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Resolutions Redux

 
1) At the beginning of last year I posted a list of ten resolutions encompassing all areas of my life, knowing that I was taking on a lot, a major transformation.
 
2) It won't surprise anyone, including me, to discover that my motivation tapered off and I didn't fully complete a single one of them.
 
3) However, and most importantly... I HAVE made progress to some degree on each one of the stated resolutions, so I am awarding myself an overall grade of C+.
 
4) I knew when I set them in place that total success was unlikely if not impossible, but it wasn't really about pass or fail, more about taking steps and moving forward... in the words of  our beloved Zoe at Uncharted, "the unsticking". 
 
5) So as I begin 2017 there will not be a new list, or even a list of excuses; I will reclaim the old list, dust it off, polish it up, determine the next steps to be taken, and begin again... always begin again.
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This was written for In Other Words where Patricia has asked us to  
write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word
resolution - noun; decision or determination of action,
course of action, method, procedure, firmness of purpose


  
 Come and share your five lines  with us!

8 comments:

  1. To continue to improve the things you are working on is the best way.

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    1. I agree, Mimi. I know what I want to achieve, so I will just keep working at it, it is a journey without a finish line.

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  2. You are right, goals and resolutions are not about pass or fail. It's about the reflection and desire to do what you can to grow and prosper in all areas of life. There is always one more step to take, one more corner to turn. The important thing is to stay on the Path. And remember C is a passing grade. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words. Blessings in the new year, my friend.

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    1. Yes Ma'am! I have no question about the Path for my life's journey, so I will continue to put one foot in front of the other and try to do my very best. I always see things I can do better, but I have also learned to love myself just as I am.

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  3. A new year means a new chances to slack off and fail at stuff, or maybe that is just what it means for me

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    1. Ha! It's true that we make a lot of wonderful plans and then are disappointed in ourselves when we don't achieve them. I am slowly learning to appreciate the process and keep working at it, rather than giving up in total defeat, and hating myself for that. The most important thing to remember when we fail... BEGIN AGAIN! Always begin again!

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  4. I don't specifically makes resolutions, or even lists -- but I did know that I wanted to stick to my resolve in taking care of myself in terms of health and my creative side. And I did manage to do both, so I am very happy with 2016.

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    1. You can feel good about what you accomplished, you kept focused and did a couple really awesome things for you! Sometimes the things we do for ourself are the best gifts of all!

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