Overcoming Obstacles

I’ve talked a lot about resolutions so far this year because I really want you and me to be wildly successful at whatever it is we have deemed resolution-worthy. Think about that—resolution-worthy. If we made it our new year’s resolution, somewhere deep inside of us we have said, “If I can accomplish this resolution, I will be happy.” Wow. So deep down, our resolution is tied to our happiness—good to know.

Now I really want us all to achieve our resolutions! What are we going to do when we are faced with an obstacle? We are pining for the ice cream in the freezer and no one is home. We’re invited out to dinner but can’t afford the dinner or the calories. Someone offers us a glass of wine. What’s our plan, because if there is no plan, it’s very likely we will cave with this statement that we will say to ourselves, “Just this once.” And that right there is the beginning of the end.

We have to have a plan so that when the obstacles arise—and they WILL arise—we know what we are going to do. Think about all of the possible obstacles today, and for each one I want us to answer, “What will I do to overcome it?” If we don’t have a plan, we are forced to rely on willpower, and that, my friend, is NOT a good plan. The beauty of a resolutions is who we become in the process, and “more disciplined” is a really good thing to become.

Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!

Beth

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