If you can't fly then run,
If you can't run then walk,
If you can't walk then crawl,
But whatever you do
You have to keep moving forward
--- Martin Luther King, Jr.
By: ©Patricia Feager, 12/29/2016
Before making that New Year's resolution, consider an alternative. The problem I have with making New Year resolutions are forgetfulness, failure, and fate, that are beyond my control. In 2017, I'm going to move forward by focusing on 3 main goals. They are health, education, and welfare. You may follow my blueprint and if you remember this post about the same time next year, leave me a comment to let me know how it went for you or any comments now would be appreciated too! Have a wonderful New Year!
Pro: Eat right. Sleep right. Exercise body, mind, and spirit.
Con: If you can't afford to stay healthy, you can't afford to be sick.
Think of your body as a car. If it doesn't get fuel and stay lubricated, it doesn't function or work as it was intended. An automobile may be replaced but an entire human being can't. Parts cost money that most people can't afford. With or without is hard enough.
Pro: Educate yourself and bring value to others.
Con: If you pay to get educated, it doesn't guarantee success.
Staying current and relevant to what you do increases knowledge and brings value to others. Do your homework before enrolling in any costly education to determine how it will benefit you or others. Understand that if you pay for education, it doesn't mean you'll be successful. I know of no education that comes with a money-back guarantee.
Pro: Stay good. Be happy. Be safe.
Con: Grumpy, crabby people operate in a high-stakes society feeling rejected.
Autonomy has value over and beyond being controlled by any entity, man, drugs, alcohol, bad habits or any form addiction. As I close the chapter on 2016, I plan to move forward in any way I can! This is my alternative to a New Year's resolution and I plan to keep myself accountable to good health, education, and welfare. Happy New Year everyone!!!