Re(used)solutions VS. The Real Solution

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Resolution.

Re – prefix, occurring originally in loanwords from Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion.

Solution -The act of solving a problem, question, etc.: the state of being solved:
a particular instance or method of solving; an explanation or answer.

How many years in a row have you made the same New Year’s Resolution?

Was it to lose weight?  That’s a popular one!  How about save money?  Or get out of debt?  How about waking earlier or going to bed earlier? Getting organized? Having a more positive attitude?

Did you follow through with it?  Did you change?

There’s a popular saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.”

Making the same New Year’s Re-Solution (Reused Solution) every year is insanity!

I have a Real Solution and it’s very simple, everyday I choose to be a better person than I was the day before and it has nothing to do with the date on the calendar.

“It’s all very simple. But maybe because it’s so simple, it’s also hard.” ― Natsuki Takaya

There are two paths, the old path and the new path and each tiny decision to purposefully choose the right path snowballs into a course of action and before you know it you are cruising down the path without even realizing it.  Just as you can choose to do the wrong thing (and it is a choice, despite the lies you may tell yourself, in all honesty the devil really can’t make you do anything that you do not already want to do! Remember this.) you can also choose on purpose to do the right thing…personal feelings be damned! 😆

Now I am not saying this is easy, at first it is very hard.  But where have your “reused solutions” gotten you in the past?  You’re still walking down the same ol’ wide path to destruction along with the rest of the zombies.  I’m not saying you need to make a complete 180, I’m just saying step off the road for a second, look around, take a deep breath…maybe walk down that narrow trail through the woods for 20 or 30 feet and take in the cool air, the smell of greenery and life, and relish in the feel of soft dirt over hard hot asphalt.  After all, If you don’t like it, if it seems noxious and overly burdensome, you can always go back to the highway.  But, odds are, you will not want to go back, there is something addictive about choosing to do the right thing and once you begin doing it you find that you actually want to keep doing it…and that’s crazy, I know!  But it’s true 😀

We are the sum culmination of our choices, for better or for worse.  Everyday you have made wrong decision after wrong decision to get to where you are right now and it hasn’t been an easy road has it?  And it’s going to be equally as hard to make that first right decision but with every right decision you make it becomes easier to make the next one.  Doing what you have always done is just going to get you what you have always got and Time moves constantly whether we’re ready for it or not.

Tomorrow you will be one day older than you are today and there is NOTHING you can do to change that or stop it, but you can become a better person than you were the day before….either way, Time does not stop, tomorrow you will be different than you are right now, you will change!  And HOW will you change?  Your choices will decide the course of your transformation and there is no such thing as not choosing…you must choose, and even in the not choosing you have made a choice and that choice will lead to more choices which, over the course of time, will reveal itself in the person you are becoming and have become.

So, let’s STOP the insanity and purposefully choose to do what we know is right.
And THAT is The Real Solution.

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