The New Year is all about new beginnings, a fresh start and the chance to hit the ‘reset’ button after a season of indulging. So, it’s not surprising that January starts with so much enthusiasm as New Year resolutions are getting heated up. Many feel the need to set some pretty lofty goals. The thing is, only a tiny number of resolution makers actually achieve them.
I’m still confused why most people wait until the New Year to start these up?
Well, let’s not go there right now.
Regardless of when you hit the ‘reset’ button it is important to set reasonable and achievable goals.
Let’s focus on what should be on the top of your list!
The most common answer I get from people around the globe is “Bob, my # 1 priority is my family”
Sorry, this is the wrong answer! Think about it for a minute.
I appreciate the nurturing part, especially all the moms out there, but let me ask you a couple questions to clarify this.
Ever see an obese set of parents walking down the street?
What do their kids usually look like? Yes you know the answer.
The #1 priority should be YOU! Body, Mind, Spirit.
Plus, your kids mimic what you do. YOU set the example for everyone.
If you lack self-confidence, what will you children be like?
If you don’t exercise, what message do you send?
If you are short-tempered, how will they react when faced with a challenge?
The best thing you can do is be a good example for your loved ones.
Again, think about it. If you’re sick, you are actually a burden on your family.
We need to change the order of this. Is it time for YOU to change your priorities?
Take care of number #1, so you can take care of #2 priority and so on.
YOU should always be first priority.