Why Resolutions are GOOD! (and How to Better Keep Them)

I know a lot of you don’t like making resolutions for the new year.  I get it.  I do.  But still, I love it! Something as seemingly small as changing pages on the calendar energizes me and helps me feel like everything and anything is possible again.  Frankly, I only have a couple of issues with the rampant resolution-making and declarations of the next year being “the year of _______!” (fill in the blank) with respect to our collective declarations and hopes about what 2015 will bring:


First, if you have breath in your body, (in Christ) turnaround can happen instantly and at any time in any area of your life. Don’t ever close the door on what God can do or on what you can do. If you started the year declaring the year as the year of manifestation, for example, understand that God only needs a moment to bring anything to pass. Don’t close the door, stop praying and expecting or stop working.



Second, (and most critically) if it’s important enough to do next year, start doing it now.  In other words, making resolutions should be a way of life!  Placing your stake in the ground verbally is a great place to begin.


“A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.” – Proverbs 12:14


Again the wisdom of Solomon teaches us…


“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” – Proverbs 18:21




So my big picture bottom line is this: make your resolutions! Speak life into YOUR life! Don’t be afraid to declare what must be and will be.  There is life in it!  What you speak determines your direction in life.  If you want your resolutions to live, keep speaking life into them.  Even if it doesn’t look “so” keep declaring it until it is so.


Only remember this… it’s still all about sowing and reaping.


Please don’t get discouraged if you’ve declared this the year of healthy living and you don’t drop twenty pounds in January.  This is why people quit and give resolutions a bad name.  They expect every change to happen instantly and when they don’t, they get frustrated and give up.  Take Gary Keller’s advice from “The One Thing” which is to narrow your focus, use discipline until you’ve developed the right habits and you’ll be successful.



Learning how to narrow my focus and increase my effectiveness!

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Speak life and sow and you will reap big things this year.  It’s a law of the Universe. It CAN’T fail.  It’s the way He has set this thing up to work.  So make your resolutions, speak life into them and sow towards them.  Sowing and reaping.  That is the key to life.


To your success!


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Entrepreneur, Speaker, Writer and Marketing & Sales Strategist. A leader from almost out of the womb, Mark Anthony McCray has become an experienced and in-demand speaker, financial counselor and performance coach. His passion is helping people get beyond their spiritual, emotional, financial, and entrepreneurial and LIFE limitations. He is committed to killing IGNORANCE and hopelessness worldwide!

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