January 2, 2019

I’m Changing the Rules for New Year’s Resolutions

I would like to change the rules for New Year’s resolutions. 

Rule number 1: Rather than being me-centered, they all have to be others-centered.

Rule number 2: Rather than making them for a year, let’s make them only for a week.

According to U.S. News, 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. So let’s make resolutions for just the first week of January. I think we could keep a one-week resolution.

Think how amazing the first week of January would be if everyone had a one-week resolution that was others-centered!

Could I challenge you to try it? To make a one-week, others-centered resolution in 2019?

Here are 5 ways to make a difference in 2019 (for a week). If you prefer a different suggestion, come up with your own.

1. Write a note of encouragement to someone. (I suggest it be in your handwriting…it tends to feel more personal if it’s handwritten.)
2. Spend 30 minutes with a person who is lonely.
3. Compliment each member of your family.
4. Double the tip for your waiter or waitress.
5. Pray for 7 straight days for someone you know could use your prayers.

Happy New Year Week!

Whatever it takes,