Beyond The Numbers: New Beginnings: Crafting And Keeping Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions

New Beginnings

As the New Year dawns, many of us are inspired to set resolutions, seeking to improve our lives. In this post, we’ll discuss how we can most effectively choose our resolutions and then stick with them throughout the year.

Is It Worth Setting Resolutions? 

Setting resolutions is more than a tradition; it’s a reaffirmation of hope and personal ambition. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” This embodies the spirit of New Year’s resolutions – the idea that we can continuously improve. Resolutions represent a commitment to ourselves – a promise to strive for betterment in aspects of our lives that matter most to us.

How to Stick to Your Goals 

Adherence to resolutions often falters, not from a lack of will, but from unclear or unrealistic goal setting. As Seneca advised, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” Setting specific, achievable goals is the key. And then incorporating small, measurable steps towards larger objectives makes the journey more manageable and rewarding.

Choosing the Right Resolution for You 

Understanding oneself is crucial in selecting a resolution that is both meaningful and attainable. As Shakespeare noted, “To thine own self be true.” Aligning your resolutions with your values, interests, and capabilities makes them more relevant and achievable.

Making Resolutions Sustainable 

Sustainability in resolutions comes from integrating them into your daily life. As Aristotle remarked, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Transforming resolutions into habits ensures their longevity.

Additional Tips for Success

1. Reflection: Regularly reflect on your progress. Adjust your goals as needed.

2. Support Network: Share your resolutions with friends or family who can offer support and accountability.

3. Mindfulness: Stay present and mindful of your actions and their alignment with your goals.

New Year’s resolutions are more than just annual statements; they are a testament to our enduring hope. By setting realistic, personally meaningful goals and transforming them into daily habits, we pave the way for lasting change and personal growth. As we embark on this journey, remember the words of C.S. Lewis: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

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Jimmy Trimble, CFP®


Jimmy joined Homrich Berg as Director of Business Development in 2019. He brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of Wealth Management and Financial Services where he has enjoyed helping many individuals, families, and businesses with their financial and wealth strategy.