It’s no secret that by this time each year, lots of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. In fact, researchers suggest that only 9% of Americans who make resolutions go on to keep them.
Those aren’t the best of odds, but I bet you can beat them with this little trick: embed purpose into your goals.
Without purpose and vision, New Year’s resolutions are likely to fail because there’s no oomph to back up your efforts, and there’s no “why” driving your desire to change. Many of us start a list of New Year’s resolutions because that’s just what we do at the start of the year, but without a driving cause or reason to change, what motivation do we have?
According to Forbes, the top five New Year’s resolutions are:
- Improve fitness
- Improve finances
- Improve mental health
- Lose weight
- Improve diet
If some of these are on your New Year’s resolutions list this year, we want to help you with that whole purpose-driven resolution issue.
What if you could latch your resolutions to fulfilling your passion for caring for creation?
God has called us to be the caretakers of this big, blue, beautiful planet, but sometimes that task seems giant. Who are we, after all, to do anything that affects positive change around the globe?
But when many people decide to take action in their backyard, the whole world changes.
Latching your New Year’s resolutions onto activities that are also sustainable is a win-win for everyone. It gives you a greater goal and a larger sense of purpose, which helps us to stay motivated and committed to achieving that goal. It improves your sense of well-being. It is an expression of love for God and others. And it weaves sustainability into the fabric of your day.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll cover ways you can achieve your New Year’s resolutions through creative, earth-friendly means.
Do you feel like you already lost the battle of New Year’s resolutions in 2024? It is never too late to set new goals. Why not resolve to begin again in February? And if/when you lose sight of your goals or life gets too complicated, start back up for Lent. Or reignite your passion and courage to tackle new challenges after Easter?
The point is, that it’s never too late to forgive yourself for losing ambition and repositioning yourself to achieve that goal. Every morning is new. Every morning has new mercies. You can begin again, every single day. Praise God from whom all green and abundant blessings flow.
So, follow along in the next few weeks for tips and tricks to incorporate sustainable methods of meeting your resolution goals!