live-life-to-the-fullestThe New Year is a time for a fresh start; a time where you are going to FINALLY accomplish your goals. “This year is going to be different,” you tell yourself. But, saying this year is going to be different and actually making this year different are two different things. What are you going to do to make this year different? What steps and actions are you going to carryout to reach your goals? What’s going to make you stay the course this year, whereas you were not able to do so in the past?

I was reading an article by NBC News about the top New Year’s resolutions of 2017 and some of them were typical, get healthy, get organized, spend less, you know, the one’s we’ve all said at one point or another. However, one resolution in particular stood out to me,

Live Life to the Fullest.

I asked myself, “What stops people from living life to the fullest?” Going back to my original train of thought, what is going to make this year different such that in 2017 you will actually live life to the fullest?

It all boils down to one thing—

Being INTENTIONAL.

In order to make any type of changes in your life, you have to be intentional. I love the resolution of living life to the fullest. It is my prayer that everyone lives life to the fullest. However, you must be intentional in what you think, say, and do. You can’t live life to the fullest if your thought pattern is stuck on the fact that you are “still single”. You can’t live life to the fullest if your mind is hung up on the fact that you’ve been married for ten years and your husband still doesn’t have it “together.”

Saying that you want to live life to the fullest, or whatever your resolution may be, is only the first step. Your thoughts and your words must align with your goal. To take it a step further, you must have a plan of action. What does living life to the fullest look like for you? Does it mean traveling more? Does it mean more date nights with the hubby? Does it mean trying new adventures? If so, how do you plan to make it happen? What steps do you need to intentionally take in order for your resolutions to become your reality?

It’s time to not just talk about it, but be about it. With the grace of God, only you can change your habits and your life. This year will be different. I believe in you.