It is a common tradition as a new year begins to make New Year’s resolutions. According to Wiki-dictionary, these are “promises to do acts of self-improvement or something slightly nice beginning from New Years’s Day.”
I am not making any New Year’s resolution this year, I am serving notice and making a decree!
To serve notice is “to formally or clearly announcing something to someone.” I am announcing to myself and to all who are within the sound of my voice or the reach of my pen that 2016 for me will NOT be a re-run of 2015.
A decree is “an official order that has the force of law.” I am not simply announcing that 2016 for me will not be a re-run of 2015, I am ordering it! It is an official directive backed by the force of law—the law of the Universe, the dictum of heaven and the rule of action.
Audacious, you say? Read on.
I stake my claim
Like a prospector, I stake my claim on 2016. There is gold hidden in the hills and valleys of this coming year! With pan and sluice box, fervor and grit, I will search the streams to discover those hidden gold nuggets and dust—every blessing, treasure and good gift the Almighty, my Father and King, has ordained for me in 2016.
Things must change
For things to change, I must change. I must see things differently, think differently, feel differently and do things differently if I am to be different in 2016.
I am adjusting my default setting and re-programming my OS (operating system) so that the outcomes I experience in 2016 are different. That involves re-examining my core beliefs about myself.
It involves staying online with the Almighty. He is, after all, the Creator, Designer, Programmer and Webmaster of the Universe.
I leave nothing to chance
I am not leaving anything to chance, nor am I sitting back to let 2016 just happen to me. With due diligence—research, planning, preparation and execution—I am attacking 2016 with a series of pre-emptive strikes.
No matter what the prophets and pundits predict, like David against Goliath, I run at 2016 expecting the giant to fall at my feet, expecting to snatch my victory against whatever odds. I have my sights trained on specific targets and fully expect to score a bullseye in each.
No insanity here
Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Insanity has no part in my 2016.
I know where I want to go in 2016 and I will figure out how to get there.
More importantly, however: What I get by reaching my destination is not nearly as important as what I become in the process.
Question: Are you making New Year’s Resolutions or serving notice by decree?
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