Here’s a game the whole family can play…It’s Resolution Time!

It’s a new year and a question that I have for everyone is: What do you want for 2020? What is your New Year’s Resolution?  If I had to guess, it would probably be to get better at something. Isn’t that the ingredient for a New Year’s Resolution? To get better! Better today than we were yesterday. Better tomorrow than we were today!

For 2020, I want to turn it up. I want to get better. I want to leave all excuses behind and I want to focus on being kinder, smarter and better in all of the important areas of my life.  Here are some other questions to consider: What is it that makes us better? What is it that enables us to create the life that we want? What is it that enables us to take on the world and become the best person that we can possibly be?
 
Here’s what I believe is true: We become the people who we are by the number of disciplines that we have.  When you think about it, isn’t it true? Every successful area of a person’s life is almost always achieved through positive disciplines and habits.  Every area that needs improvement in our lives is from either the absence of a positive discipline, or the presence of a negative habit.
 
Many of us are successful throughout various parts of our lives. But for many of us, there are certain areas where we know that we can improve.
There are areas where we can get better. Those are the areas where we need to add a new discipline.  As we travel through our lives and our time, I want to become a collector of good disciplines. It’s not always easy, but I don’t look for easy. I look for better. Let’s embrace the hard things in life so that we never stop growing. Our lives become better by the number of positive disciplines (habits) that we acquire.
 
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
 
What constitutes a life well led? Speaking for myself; it’s being better today than we were yesterday. It’s being kinder and helping more people whenever we can. It’s fine-tuning the talents that we’ve been given at birth, and developing them to the very best of our abilities.
 
Our goal should be to finish our lives having become the very best person that we can possibly be.
 
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.” - Julie Andrews
 
Yours in Rotary,
Tony Parziale
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