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New Year Resolution Quotes 01

by Steve M Nash
(Huddersfield, UK)

Weekly Wonder Online: 20
(1. Lose Weight | Stick to a Budget)

Jim Rohn wonders...

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

Proverb wonders...

"A fool and his money are easily parted."

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What I Wonder...

(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)

So, as I say in the video above, I think inspirational quotes can serve as a powerful reminder; and, in the case of New Year Resolutions, they can encourage us to stick to our resolve.

But it's important to recognise the self-sabotaging forces trying to prevent us from succeeding AND to recognise our real reason for setting the new year resolution in the first place...

Most Common New Year Resolutions...

Find links to the other weekly wonder new year resolution inspirational quotes here:

  1. Lose Weight | Stick to a Budget
  2. Reduce Debt | Enjoy Time | Find Soulmate
  3. Quit Smoking | Find Better Job | Learn Something New
  4. Volunteer | Get Organised | (Marianne Williamson Quote)

NOTE: you can read more about Common New Year's Resolutions (and why you're not going to keep them), here

So, Jim Rohn's inspirational quote, to me anyway, gets to the essence of what losing weight is all about: respect for your body, respect for your health.

Yes, losing weight could be about succumbing to social/peer pressures. Yes, it could be vanity. But none of these are reasons (to me) to do anything.

I am fortunate enough to have the mindset that a healthy body is everything. My attitude to food, and my attitude to exercise all stem from my attitude to my body.

So the actions I take - whether I need to lose weight or not - all originate from this place of loving and respecting my body. End of story. Everything else is details. My diet - and I follow a loose healty-eating diet - is permanent, because my attitude to my body is permanent.

I think this is what Jim is talking about here in his new year inspirational quote.

As for the proverb, this was rather cheekily chosen to illustrate the many pressures on all of us to spend, spend, spend...

* Ever-prevalent sales in the shops

* Ever-changing 'shiny things' to buy, apps to download and Jones's to keep up with

* A budget that's already based on earning less than you spend

It is hard, very hard, to stick to a budget. And that's because it challenges us to face up to the reason we have for spending too much money in the first place. (Ouch!)

It just so happens that budgeting is one of my strengths. And this came about from being horribly in debt in my twenties, due to the UK property crash in the 90s.

I still have blips, though. And when I do... I'm always kind to myself. Because we all make mistakes, get it wrong etc.

I do think it's important to budget. And, guess what, ask any millionaire and they'll agree with you!


That's what I say, anyway, about making new year's resolutions, about new year inspirational quotes. How about you?

What new year resolutions are you going to make? What inspirational quotes are you going to use to encourage you to stick to them?

Yep, as ever, I'd love to hear your wisdom, your thoughts! :-)

Thanks for reading,

PS And here are three more new year inspirational quotes

"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."
-- T.S. Eliot ("Little Gidding")

"People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."
-- Author Unknown

"Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle."
-- Eric Zorn

PPS Now please comment, please have your say - thanks.

Comments for New Year Resolution Quotes 01

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May 21, 2014
by: Anonymous

Absolutely true why we should do all this between Christmas and New Year God only knows as there is a whole year in between to take care of ourselves and our finances and we blow everything in a short space during the Festive Season. So not well thought out!!!!!

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