Happy New Year everyone! We have now closed the books for 2017 and have now begun with 2018. Have you thought about your motivation for the new year?
I am very hopeful for this new year and I hope you are as well too. As this new year unfolds it is that time of the year that we think about our new years resolution.
New Years Resolution
Have you thought about what you would like to change or improve or develop this new year? Have you stopped and given some thought about your goals for the new year. As we begin this 2018 it is just appropriate that setting goals for the new year would be one of our priorities.
Here are some ideas that you may be thinking and perhaps even help you:
- healthy resolutions for the new year (see the product I trust here that promotes healthy lifestyle)
- or eating healthy
- lose weight for the new year
- decorating ideas for the new year
- motivation for the new year
- thinking positive thoughts
- inspirational thoughts
- improving your financial baseline
- getting rid of debt (check out my blog related to this)
- managing your time better
- spending quality time with loved ones
- work more efficiently and effectively
- excercise more or have a more active lifestyle
These are just a few and obviously I know you can add more to this list. What is it that you will be focusing to change, develop or improve for this year 2018? Comment them below.
Motivation for the New Year
Now, if I may I would like to focus on my, your or our motivation for the new year. Some of us are motivated by hope, which I believe is one of the best drivers to move us forward. Others are motivated by joy or happiness. There are even those who are motivated by love, again another one of the best motivation for the new year.
Then there are those negative motivation for the new year, such as fear, regret, anger, lust, greed and so on and so forth.
My desire and prayer for you and for all of us is to have a motivation or desire to be driven by positive thoughts. Like one of Michael Jackson’s songs, let’s make this world a better place. Not just for ourselves but for everyone around us.
Will our resolution be successful?
With all the different areas of our lives, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there are tons of things you and I can think of that we need to change.
- Our need to change or improve our relationship
- Parent and child
- Dating relationship
- Improve our financial lives and reach financial freedom
- Save more
- Invest for the future or for retirement
- Eliminate our debts
- Pay off our mortgage
- Finish off our car loan
- Develop better time management
- Work more efficiently and effectively
- Spend more quality time with our loved ones
- Be able to do more with less time
- Improve our homes
- Plan for renovations of our kitchen, living room, or our backyard
- Things, whether furniture or appliances, in our house that needs replacing
- Organize our stuff in a more uncluttered manner
Again, these are just some to throw out there and yes there are way more that I know you can add to this list. So my question to you and to myself is, would my new years resolution even be successful? Can I push through til the end of the year and sustain the change(s)?
As we look at these resolutions and your motivation for the new year, it can sometimes become overwhelming. Or perhaps often times it will become overwhelming along the course of the journey.
My ONE WORD
Fret not, as I came across this one way of making a new years resolution or motivation for the new year.
I have an email subscription on a couple or so different inspirational and devotional email services that I receive daily. Though I do not read all of them every day. Most of them just end up being in my email trash bin. But from time to time a few of them would get my attention.
This one in particular caught my eye. The idea is changing your life with Just One Word at a time each year. This was based on a book written by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen entitled My One Word.
I think that is a really clever idea. It takes away the enormity and complexity of all the changes we would want to make. I for one would not feel so overwhelmed by the hundreds of things I can think of that I need to change with myself.
Choosing your one word should be done with careful and patient reflection. Ask yourself who you really want to become?
If you’re interested with more details you can even purchase the book My One Word here. Then you can follow along the steps on how to choose your one word. Also you can visit MyOneWord.org for more information on this movement.
As I came across this devotional email that I read, for me, my one word was already staring at me right in the face. I have been journaling and doing my devotions these past couple of weeks. The common theme that has been stirring up in my heart is the verse in Matthew 6:33.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Over the past couple of weeks my heart has been drawn to this verse over and over again.
I have built this website mainly to pursue wealth through the means of the Internet. There is always that temptation to focus on the monetary side of things. I do believe that God has been reminding me to keep my priorities straight and put Him first. Or to better put it and align it to my One Word, to “seek” Him first and foremost.
So as I journey to my pursuit of wealth, this year I’ll be focusing on seeking God first through it all. I firmly believe that having a thriving and flourishing relationship with the Lord is in and of itself already a wealth beyond measure.
Now your turn
I encourage you as we begin this new year to think of that one word you will focus on to change in your life. Feel free to even purchase the book My One Word here. It will guide you if you’re stuck or don’t know where to start.
Focus is the key to making successful change. May we all succeed in our new years resolution or our motivation for the new year.
I hope this has been informative and inspirational for you and thank you for reading.
Please comment your new years resolution below or if you are willing to join me in my journey of My One Word change for the whole year.
Have a wonderful and blessed day and the whole year 2018 ahead!