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To Resolve or Not to Resolve

The word resolute is defined as an adjective. It describes a person who is purposeful and determined. The phrase New Year Resolution is defined as a statement in which the person resolves to change an undesirable trait, or make a change in an area of his or her life to reach a desired goal. So if the person making a resolution does not already possess the traits of a resolute person, does a New Years resolution set a person up for failure?

Are you a person that has a hard time following through with commitments? Starts something and does not finish it? Procrastinates and puts off doing tasks? If you are honest enough to admit it, I will be honest enough to say I am right there with you. There are some things I will follow through with but I am not always consistent, especially if it is something that is unfamiliar and uninteresting to me.

I wonder if instead of resolving to make a specific change in my life, I should commit to becoming a resolute person. I believe we all can become the type of person we want to be. Not through making a resolution to do a specific thing, but by developing the traits of determination, dependability, and consistency.

Just something to think about as we begin this new year


I am 54 years-old and the mother of three grown children. In the last five years, I left a profession I was in for over 20 years, I moved to a new city, re-married, went back to school to discover a new profession, and became a grandma for the first time. I also am pursuing my passion for writing. I am writing a children's picture book and I started my first blog ever. For years I was afraid of change but I now I embrace it

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