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It Is Not About New Year’s Resolutions

Happy new year to you and everyone you care about!

How was 2022 for you?

If you were to describe the year, what one word would you use?

For me, that word would be phenomenal. And that’s because a bunch of beautiful and not-so-great things happened to me almost simultaneously. I basked in God’s glory and enjoyed a peaceful life, but I also learned hard lessons and how to love and forgive even when my heart was hurting. I learned to give without attachments, and I also learned to see way beyond the surface. So many things…

I’d love to hear yours in the comment section.

I also have a gift for you from my Pro-Coach, Debola Deji-Kurunmi. It is a simple, easy-to-use tool to help you evaluate how you performed in different areas of your life in the previous year. At the end of the evaluation, you’ll know where to make necessary amendments to see exponential results in the new year. Click here to get your copy of the Year-End Self-Evaluation Blueprint from Immerse for FREE.

Don’t forget to say ‘thank you’ to my coach in the comment section!

New Year’s Resolutions: Yay or Nay?

Right about now, you’ll probably come across a bunch of sites, social media posts, quotes, and even interpersonal conversations promoting the need to make new year’s resolutions.

At the same time, many people have given up on the concept of new year’s resolutions because… nothing ever gets done beyond the first month.

While there’s nothing wrong with resolutions, here are somethings you should know that would help you in the year.

We Live in Realms and Seasons

You may not like this, but there’s really nothing different about entering a new year.

Don’t get me wrong. I am an advocate of praying and planning correctly before you step into every new year, new month, and even new day.

But in reality, we live in realms and seasons, and the ‘new year’ is just a date – set in motion by men a long time ago. And seasons do not precisely follow dates – unless God has a specific plan for you during a particular period.

You only round off a season when you have gained the insights, identity, resources, and convictions you ought to get from it. You can also abruptly end a season if you stubbornly or ignorantly opt out of it. But in this case, there will be no going forward until you begin and complete such seasons.

So, for example, if God began a season in November that is meant to last six months in your life, entering the new year shouldn’t really change anything for you unless God decides to simultaneously bring you into another season in January.

The same goes for realms. If you do not develop the insight, spiritual skill, mindset, and attitude to move to a higher realm, January 1st does not have any power to do so for you. You’ll remain in your current realm until you discern and gather the things you need to move to the next.

Dates Simply Help Us Relate Better with Time

We live by the dictates of seasons, but one very critical thing I can tell you date does for us is to help us relate better with time. At least, you can say, ‘before the end of the year, I must have set my brand on a global scale, or by June, I would have multiplied my income.’

The same goes for weeks, hours, minutes, and seconds. Can you try to picture what life would be if we weren’t counting seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years?

So, yes, a new year can actually be a big deal, especially when it comes to goal-setting and making meaning out of life.

But Resolutions Are Not Compulsory

Resolutions are great if they are doable and accurately aligned to the core of who you are. But you’ll be setting yourself up for disappointment if you make new year’s resolutions simply because everyone is doing it or because you want to feel validated.

Before you begin any resolution, ask yourself why you are doing so or if you even need a resolution at all.

Honestly, you will not always need new year’s resolutions. If you were doing great in 2022 in all the different areas of your life, what you need to do is to scale. Don’t waste time looking for what resolutions to follow in the new year. Continue with your 2022 system if it worked out with tangible results for you.

If you accurately discern your seasons, stay focused on graduating from your current season with flying colors. Also, pay attention to becoming the best version of yourself every day. The beautiful outcomes you’ll enjoy will show why you do not necessarily need new resolutions.

But should you pray, plan, and prepare for the new year?

Absolutely! In fact, I recommend that you prayerfully own and prepare for the new year before the end of January. You don’t want to be caught running your life on autopilot.

New year’s resolutions can only be compulsory if you discern that you need a pivot or a complete change of course and seasons or if you performed poorly in the previous year.

PS: The Year-End Self-Evaluation Blueprint is a sure way to articulate how you performed in the previous year.

Stay Fixed On Excellence

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Phil 4:8

Want to have a great year? Focus on cultivating a lifestyle of excellence – with or without resolutions. Whatever you do in the year, do it to the best of your human and God-given ability.

Are you a student? Make your academics worth every minute you spend in school.

Are you an employee? Work like it’s your organization you’re building.

Are you a leader? Lead like your life depends on the growth of your followers.

What about your time and money? Spend them with respect and discipline.

Your heart? Keep it free from guile and unforgiveneess.

And your relationship with God? Do it like you have only one opportunity to do it.

Rest assured that the year will be great.

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