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Do or Don't make New Year's Resolutions?


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Monday, December 31, 2012

Ah, that is the question I present to myself. To make or not to make my New Year's Resolutions.

Usually my initial line of thinking is, "Why? I won't keep it anyways." However this year I was thinking what a relief that I don't even have to think about it because I am already doing all the things that I need to do. So I just need to keep on keeping on. However, I did feel it would be beneficial to re-visit my goals, restructure my plans, look at where I need to fine tune, and decide what I need to do in order to accomplish my goals for 2013.

Yet here I sit, still thinking about it. Do I really need to make a New Year's Resolution? Shouldn't I make it official or something I guess? Well, let's just think about it for a moment. Resolution. Resolute. What does that even mean?

Freedictionary.com says it means:
1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination.
2. A resolving to do something.
3. A course of action determined or decided on.

Merriam-Webster says it means:
a: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones
b: the act of answering - solving
c: the act of determining

So, I guess when you look at it like that, that is exactly what I have done - I have reaffirmed my resolve for the New Year. I am of firm determination in doing everything I need to do in order to reach my goals. I have resolved to do so. I have decided on and I know my course of action necessary to reach said goals. I have been analyzing my bigger goal and have broken it down into smaller simpler mini-goals.

I know what I need to do. I know how I need to do it. I have all the tools necessary to get it done. And I am determined more than ever to reach my goals in 2013.

So in answer to my question, Yes, I guess I have made my New Year's Resolutions. A New Year, A New Me – 2013 LOOK OUT cuz here I come!!

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JANEMARIE77 1/1/2013 10:25AM

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DJSHIP46 1/1/2013 9:53AM

    Thank you... Happy New Year

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CICELY360 1/1/2013 9:49AM

  good tips

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KANOE10 1/1/2013 9:43AM

    Great positive beginning for the New Year! You can do it.

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FARIS71 1/1/2013 9:16AM

    Yay! Happy 2013!

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MIMIDOT 1/1/2013 9:06AM

    Thanks for sharing. You've made me more determined to do my best in 2013. Good luck to you. You can do it!

Happy New Year!

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SJKENT1 1/1/2013 8:43AM

    Happy New Year!!

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JUICE-LOVER 1/1/2013 8:40AM

    2013: a year of amazing possibilities!

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FORBANDE 1/1/2013 8:16AM

    Awesome! I love the idea of resolutions being reaffirmations!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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TRYINGHARD54 1/1/2013 8:07AM

    we can all do it.

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    emoticon Let's do this!!!!

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LRSILVER 1/1/2013 6:19AM

    Keep it up. You can do it

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SANDYCRANE 1/1/2013 6:12AM

    Nothing wrong with making resolutions. Here is to 2013.

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    You can do it!

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    You rock. You can do it. We can do it.

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    Yahoo! You go, girl!

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    This is a great, thought provoking blog. Thanks for Sharing. emoticon

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    Good luck with your goals!!

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    Great blog Melinda! I know you will meet your goals! Keep shinning Bright!
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    Enjoyed this blog. Keep it up!

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RAINBOWMF 12/31/2012 12:40PM

    Bring in the new year with A BIG POSITIVE ATTITUDE that's what I am going to do.

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MORGANSMOM52 12/31/2012 10:21AM

    I do make one resolution per year. (although I didn't last year) To try and do something for me that I love or have never done once a month.
Sometimes it's a big thing (went to San Francisco with a friend one year), sometimes it's a little thing. But it's a promise to myself to be good to me once a month.

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TMCLEOD4 12/31/2012 10:11AM

    I make resolutions all the time. Just not necessarily on New Years.
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PAANDRUS 12/31/2012 9:10AM

    Wonderful reminder....stay determined!

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    Woo Hoo! Awesome!!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/31/2012 8:34AM

    Don't just go for it - take it! Happy New Year to you. I am looking forward to seeing where you'll take it.

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    GREAT BLOG!!!

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    Great Blog! Firm Determination! emoticon
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GABY1948 12/31/2012 7:42AM

    I never set my own goals, I would rather let the Lord lead me. This was a wonderful blog! Happy New Year!

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CHRISTINASP 12/31/2012 7:06AM

    I tend to set goals not resolutions, but I do set goals for the new year.

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/31/2012 6:24AM

    Yeah I was thinking I didn't need to make any because I've already changed so much this year. But then I realised that although I'm getting there health-wise, there are other areas of my life that are a bit of a mess. So all my resolutions (for once) are nothing to do with food/exercise/weight loss!

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JSALERNO 12/31/2012 6:15AM

    I DO MAKE A RESOLUTION.

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TORTISE110 12/31/2012 5:07AM

    I like having spark goals already apped out so my new resolves can be fun. I think it's the deal from picking life style over diet!

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