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The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards

If there is one man who is more qualified than anyone else to speak on "resolutions," that would be Johnathan Edwards. Heralded as America's greatest theologian, I came across his amazing story on resolutions. At the age of 19, Edwards penned the famous 70 resolutions.  This young man became dutifully focused on his life's purpose before his 20th birthday, and thus penned 70 commitment statements. His initial 34 Resolutions were written in only 2 sittings, some time before December 18, 1722. His other 36 Resolutions were each written on brief occasions, through the summer of 1723. It is known that Jonathan Edwards went on to read these ...

How to Create New Year’s Resolutions that Work

2014 is just around the corner. It's that exciting time of year again. To reflect over 2013 and plan for the new year. In hindsight, how was your 2013? Did you take charge and achieve all goals you've set for this year? If you are like most people, let me be honest - you've probably failed . In fact, neuroscience shows that 88% of New Year's Resolutions fail. The reason for such failure stems from multiple factors but one of them being the sheer disconnect with the short-term and long-term. That is, the yearly goals we set in the beginning of the year cannot stand alone. It needs to be integrated into something bigger - your life-long goal. BIG ...

My 2012 New Year’s Resolution Report Card

88% of all New Year’s resolutions end in failure, according to a survey of over 3,000 people conducted by psychologist Richard Wiseman. Despite this dismal statistic, I’ve always been a strong believer of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I've taken pride finessing the art of New Year’s resolutions over the past several years. I’ve gone through countless iteration to craft the ‘perfect’ New Year's resolutions. In all honesty, I was more concerned about the design of awesome-sounding goals rather than consistently sticking to them throughout the year. (Click here to see my 2012 New Year's Resolutions) I would score myself a C+,if I ...

2012 New Year’s Resolutions

Around the end of the year, our family has a tradition that we uphold to: year-end family meeting/service. It started when I was in my young adolescence where my dad would initiate a family meeting with mom, sister, and I. He would open up the meeting with a word of prayer and praises. He would then choose a passage from the Scripture and share our thoughts around the message. With this leading service, the main topic of our discussion shifts to how each one of us spent the past 365 days. Usually, we would spend some time to gather our thoughts before this meeting, but nonetheless, we start to talk about key events and accomplishments as well as ...