Examine yourselves . . . test yourselves.
—2 Corinthians 13:5
How did you do on your New Year’s resolutions?
If you didn’t make any—or don’t remember what they were—maybe you can use some of Regina Brett’s to measure your progress. Regina made ten resolutions, printed each on a card, and tossed them in her desk drawer. At year-end, she took them out and graded herself.
- Love life unconditionally. (Okay, so I loved most of it.)
- Forgive everyone, everything. (Most people.)
- Surrender every day to God’s will. (Most days.)
- Let go of fears. (Most of them.)
- Measure my success at the end of each day by answering this: Did you love today? (Made progress.)
- Exercise every week. (Nope.)
- Love my mom more. (Check.)
- Let go of work defining me. (Check.)
- Let go of guilt motivating me. (Check.)
- Let go of judging others. (Oops.)
Think progress, not perfection.