It's here, it's now, and that's exciting! The year 2020 even sounds cool, and it could be much better than last year because we want to be a better person. But how will we accomplish this?
Lot's of people make New Year's Resolutions but most fizzle out soon after big promises. Why? Mostly because we don't give the resolutions time enough to really take effect. We lose perspective because we don't see immediate results!
I want to be a better person this year and you probably do too. I think one way of improving is to ask yourself, right now, "what do other people say about me?" Good question and it will require a little thought. They might be saying "Oh he's a pretty nice guy.....but...." So now we have to ask ourselves what are those buts?
In my case they might be saying "He's a little impatient at times, or he can be judgmental." It's hard to ask a friend about your faults because that becomes a little ticklish as they don't want to hurt your feelings. We know our faults and shortcomings so we can answer this ourselves.
So, who will I be in 2020? Personally I want to be able to laugh at myself and don't take little things too seriously. I want to find the good and positive attributes in people and put any negatives aside. I want to be a better father, husband, and friend. I want to be a better photographer. I will practice these things, not all at once, but in small steps daily.
Putting this into faithful practice I will be a better person at the end of 2020.
"We are what we think about, and we become what we think about."
"Live with Passion, in a Constant State of Joy, and with an Attitude of Gratitude!"
We want to be better, but we want America to be much better in 2020 also. Pray for our Country.
Epilog: I got the inspiration for this post from a series entitled "Atomic Habits" at our church.