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Time to Make Your Fall Resolutions

Published October 27, 2012 5:16 PM by Glen McDaniel

It's Fall and even here in the deep south the leaves are starting to change. As I write this I look out the window from my study and my backyard is a riot of beautiful colors: fiery red, rust, golden orange and many variations of colors.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year; it's cool and it reminds me of change and the renewal of life. I have noticed in my own life that several life changes have occurred in Fall as well.  So let's just say I am a Fall fan.

Years ago, I stopped making New Year's Resolutions because it felt so forced and contrived to me. I also realized that despite the intense pressure to conform, many resolutions were discarded by March or April of the same year. Instead I have adapted the practice of making "resolutions" at other times of the year: whenever circumstances that a new commitment is needed.

Fall is as good a time as any to make resolutions. I suggest looking at whatever does not serve you well in your personal and professional life. Taking a cue from nature why not shed the old and get ready for the new?

Is your challenge and attitude? A habit? How about a job? This is the time to commit to deliberately pursuing what brings you more enjoyment and promise of success. Pursue your passion, register for that class, spruce up your resume, have that crucial conversation. Maybe clean out that junk room or cluttered desk drawer, even.

I highly recommend that you make your own customized Fall resolutions and share  them with us here. Someone else might find them useful and inspirational.



Well I took your advice. I have had a challenging year and I know I need to do some things so I made myself  a list and  I am going to do them. I shared the list with my best friend because I know she will support me and not judge me. I am going for it. Thank you.

Maryann Taylor November 3, 2012 9:07 PM
Jackson MS

That is a really good wayt o look at resolutions. I know I am not good at sticking to resolutions for sure. True also that there is  alot of pressure because everyone ask about your New Years resolution and sort of watches to see if you are successful. Change does not only occur at the first of the year so we can always decide to tackle change at any time. Good article.

Jerome T October 28, 2012 2:00 PM
Atlanta GA

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