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Writing Resolutions For Personal Growth and Development

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Writing your intentions will help your brain solidify that the goal you’ve written down is now ‘written in stone’ so you’ll have no other choice but to work on it.


Writing resolutions have a similar effect. Whenever you decide to pursue a specific goal, there’s a better chance of achieving it if you’ve written down your intentions, researched your goal, and created an action plan to accomplish that goal.


If you refuse to plan, you’re doing a huge disservice to yourself.


If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail - Benjamin Franklin


“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”― Benjamin Franklin


Why is writing resolutions important?


Writing a resolution means that you are setting an intention on a desired outcome. The outcome could be anything you can think of. From a healthier body to a wealthier bank account —the possibilities are endless.


What do you truly desire?


When you’ve identified your desires, all that’s left to do is to attract them to your life. If you desire a fit body, create a fit state of mind by dedicating your time to finding a work-out routine that works perfectly with your personality.


The thing about life is that you must find what works for you and do that. Ignore everything else because it’s only a distraction meant to knock you off course. If you allow small problems to have a giant effect on your direction in life then you’re not ready for whatever it is you desire.


Writing down your resolutions creates a clear path for your action plan to fall in line. 


The reason why most people don’t accomplish their resolutions is that they don’t think about their personality when making them. They believe that if they use the cookie cutter version that is advertised for everyone they’ll get the results they desire.


Truth is, the cookie cutter method is only the starting point.


You are an unique individual and if something  doesn’t meld with your personality seamlessly, it will not work for you. 


Don’t forget about yourself whenever you’re making plans to better yourself.


How to write resolutions 


Creating a detailed plan of how you want to accomplish your desires and elevate your personal growth  is more effective than simply listing the things you’d like to do. 


You might have done so when creating past new year’s resolutions, which is why you’d  forget about your list during the second week of January or the start of February.


A new year’s resolution is by far the most popular resolution people make every year and every single year more than 88% fail to achieve their goals. 

The solution isn’t to stop making resolutions but to make resolutions you actually care about and want to achieve.


Yes, people should care about being healthy but not everyone has the desire to be healthy or can see themselves as being healthy, so setting a new year’s resolution to be healthy will not work if they cannot see themselves changing their thought pattern.


You have to see it in your mind’s eye first.


Guide to writing resolutions


Identify your goals and dreams

What gets you excited? What is something that you could do every day for the rest of your life without getting bored? Once you’ve identified things that are specifically for you, your journey to achieving them will begin. 


To start your journey, you can begin by identifying your short term and long term goals.  Don’t overwhelm yourself, time management is imperative if you truly desire to achieve your goals and dreams.


Research your specific goal and obstacles 

Research, research, research! What types of questions does your mind throw at you for every stage of your goal? How will you go about answering those questions and creating a solution to tackle that problem should it ever arise? 


Don’t walk into things blindly. I’m all for the adventure and venturing into the unknown but do your research.  There are things that can be avoided if you take the time to educate yourself before you dive into a project head first.


Doing your research will also help you to identify why your efforts have previously failed if this is the second, third, or thirtieth time you’re attempting to achieve this goal. Save yourself from an endless loop of confusion.


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results - Rita Mae Brown


“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”— Rita Mae Brown


Create an action plan

What actions should be taken to achieve your goal? With the knowledge from your research you’ll be able to create a detailed action plan to help you navigate your plans and eventually achieve them. 


You’ve done the work, now include your research findings to help push your goals beyond the start line.


The simplicity  of your plan will determine your dedication to it. If something seems easy to do then you’ll have no problems or excuses as to why you shouldn’t do it. Keep it simple to give your brain no other choice.


Writing resolutions shouldn’t be one sentence on a paper or a list of things you want to achieve. Write why you want that goal, research what needs to be done to achieve that goal, and make it so simple that achieving that goal seems easy.


You know your likes and dislikes, use them when you’re planning your life.


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Jody is a creative writer, artist, graphic designer, and a digital nomad who also helps people live more fulfilling lives by finding creative solutions to their personal growth and development problems and lifestyle challenges.

2 thoughts on “Writing Resolutions For Personal Growth and Development”

  1. I agree with you, we need to put together an action plan to help us with writing. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Jody

      An action plan is a must! Thanks for reading Fransic, I appreciate it.

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