‘With God all things are possible.’ Matthew 19:26 NIV.

These are practical “New Year’s resolutions” from Jon Gordon as gotten from Bob Gass’ The Word For Today. It was actually the Word for the first day of the New Year but I decided to share today, a week after 1st of January as the euphoria of “New Year” must be wearing of and we are ready to “get practical” again.

Hope we learn something.

Thinking New Year’s Resolutions are impractical and impossible? Maybe you should try these ones:

(1) Stay positive. You can listen to the cynics and believe success is impossible, or believe: “With God all things are possible.”

(2) Each day when you awake complete this statement: “My purpose is ____________.”

(3) Take a morning walk of gratitude. It creates a fertile mind for success. You can’t be stressed and thankful at the same time, and when you combine gratitude with physical exercise you give yourself a double-boost of positive energy and natural anti-depressants.

(4) Instead of being disappointed about where you are, think optimistically about where you’re going.

(5) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a college-kid with a maxed-out charge card!

(6) Believe that everything happens for a reason, and good things come from challenging experiences.

(7) Don’t waste energy on gossip…past issues…negative thoughts…and things you can’t control. Invest in the positive, present moment.

(8) Mentor someone and be mentored by someone.

(9) Live with the three E’s: Energy. Enthusiasm. Empathy.

(10) Remember there’s no substitute for hard work.

(11) Zoom-Focus: Ask yourself, “What are the three most important things I need to do today?”

(12) Implement the “No complaining” rule. Complaining is like vomiting; afterwards you feel better but people around you feel sick!

(13) Read more books than you did last year.

(14) Get more rest. You can’t replace sleep with a double latte!

(15) Before bed complete these statements: “I’m thankful for ____________;” “Today I accomplished ____________”

(16) Think of your mind like a garden. If you weed the negative and feed the positive for one day it doesn’t do much, but when you do it every day you create a magnificent garden.’

And there we are, 16 practical New Year’s resolutions everyone can take as their own. I am certainly going to be reading… or better still, studying these resolutions again and again… and make them a part of my 2017.

Hope you do the same. Have a God-filled Sunday.