New Year’s Resolution Ideas

January 2, 2012 by  
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New Year's Resolution Ideas

Of all the new year’s resolution ideas out there, the one I like the most is the idea of taking responsibility for how this year will unfold. I believe that each year is a new chapter in the book of Opportunity. Now that the new year has begun…today, and every day, is a chance to write in the book of Opportunity and fill in the blank pages with your own words—of ideas, dreams, goals and emotions. What do you want to achieve in 2012? What do you want your year to look like? What will you do to make it happen?

Which new year’s resolution ideas have you grabbed hold of?  Are you hoping or wishing for great things this year…or are you setting out to achieve something great?  The only difference between wishing for it and achieving it is whether you take action. For instance, a wonderful analogy I heard involved a loaf of bread:

Basically, the world is full of an unlimited supply of flour, water and yeast; all the ingredients needed for anyone to make bread. However, while the opportunity is there, it will not come true by wishing, or by believing that you are not capable of making bread. The only way the bread will be made is by taking all the ingredients that are already out there waiting for you, mixing them together and baking them in the oven. Voila! You have bread!New Year's Resolution Ideas

How did that happen? You made it happen. You did not sit on the sidelines watching others grab the ingredients and make bread; and you didn’t talk yourself out of it because it might not come out very well. You seized the opportunity—took the ingredients that are out there for the taking—and made bread.

Making new year’s resolution ideas come true!

Whatever new year’s resolution ideas you may have, it’s all out there for the taking. The only thing you need to do is go out there, seize hold and make it happen. I believe this is true in all aspects of your life, including your health, wealth and the future of your children. Hoping and wishing won’t do it. Neither will believing that what you want is impossible. Reaching for your dreams is what life is all about. And believing that you are capable of making your dreams happen is the first step in accomplishing your goals. If you believe you can’t do it; you are right. If you believe you can do it; you are right again.

Living life with a positive attitude makes all the difference in turning your new years resolution ideas into reality. And creating an atmosphere of positive thinking in your home, teaches your children the power of believing in themselves. Believe it, and you can achieve it. Don’t believe it; it will always only be a disappointing dream.

What about your children’s new year’s resolution ideas?  What will they write on the blank pages of their Opportunity book? Will they write about what they will achieve? Or will they dream about wishes that they don’t believe will ever be realized? Will they seize the ingredients of their dreams? Or watch others bake all the bread?

Please comment below about your New Year’s Resolution Ideas.


3 Responses to “New Year’s Resolution Ideas”
  1. Dr. Vicki, this is a great post to start out the New Year. I love the reference to making bread as well as the Ford quote.

    I agree that we live in a world of “ingredient” abundance. All we need to live a successful life (however you may define that) is available to us at any given moment.

    “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right” is a great reminder that our reality lies in our perception. Change your perception and you change your reality.

    I’m taking your advice and proceeding with a positive attitude – that will allow me to be opened minded so that I can make “perception corrections” along the way as I make forward progress day by day.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great and productive 2012.


  2. Dr. Vicki Panaccione says:

    Thank you, Andrew! I am so happy that you are taking this advice with you as you make this new year a great one!

  3. Andrea says:

    What a great post Dr. Vicki!