Motivational Monday

There has been much discussion over the past few days about the pros and cons of making New Year’s Resolutions. Whether we make them and think they are effective, or choose not to make them believing them to be counter productive, one thing seems universal – we think about them. One thing the ‘Makers’ and the ‘Don’t Make ‘Ems’ seem to agree upon is that the beginning of a new year is a great time to look forward, assess where we are, and move toward where we want to be. Whatever you want to accomplish – or continue doing – in 2015 is achievable. One fierce day at a time. One fierce step at a time. Confidently head in the direction of your goals. What you discover along the way may prove just as important as actually attaining your goals! 

Motivational Monday




  1. I really like thinking of my walking every day–rain, snow, or sunshine–as a Life Choice instead of a resolution.
    One fierce day at a time!

    1. That’s more than a life choice, Marylin – more like a life-extending-choice! I’m looking forward to getting back to my walking habit. It went by the wayside during swim season and then . . . well . . . it’s still away! I think replacing by dead pedometer will be motivating – I like to see those steps adding up! -El

    1. And those little changes sure add up to big results! I’m actually looking forward to some of the changes that will result from my ‘life choices – like less I’ll-probably-never-wear-them-again-clothes to paw through! -El

  2. It’s great when we reach the point that we can say with confidence: “Who I am is who I want to be.” Then we can coast downhill to the finish line. 😛

    1. I’m not sure I’ll ever get to that point, Nancy. I can say with confidence that I like who I am and where I’m headed, but I suspect I’ll always strive to be kinder, healthier, better read – just a better version of the existing me. I’m a long-haul project! But I am enjoying the journey!

  3. Happy New Year.

    I like to take one day at a time and finish it better than the one before. Doesn’t happen a lot, but I try. ^^’

    1. I love that focus, Tess – a very worthy goal. And I bet it happens more often than you even realize! Here’s wishing you a year of days that finish better than the day before! -El

    1. That’s how I interpreted your resolution list, Luanne – a long-term strategy for better living. There’s a lot of good stuff on there. Except the discussion about eating less cheese. There has just got to be a better way!! -El

  4. No resolutions for me, just determined to make the most of each and every day and thank God for the gift of each day. Don’t get me wrong I do have goals I just won’t beat myself up if I don’t get them all accomplished.

    Happy New Year Ladies!!

    1. We’re with you, Tresa – our days of self-flagellation are over! There is just too much to be grateful for. And we’ll say “thank-you” all the way to our next goal!! Looking forward to hanging out with your more in 2015 – on AND off the computer! -El

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