Where did you stash your written list of New Year’s resolutions? Get it and circle the most meaningful one that you may have started but eventually neglected. If you didn’t make resolutions this year, go ahead and jot down a short list of important things you want to accomplish.
What came up? Was it something that will help you arrive at a personal place you want to be in a year, or five years, or by the next decade? Set aside any guilt and forgive yourself for slacking off. What main thing do you want to have a leg up on by March 4th next year? Don’t get bogged down by a lengthy list. The most realistic, honest way to accomplish a goal is to concentrate on it exclusively.
March 4th is a great day to begin anew. The seasons are in transition and we automatically feel more optimistic and energetic. When we feel upbeat, it’s easier to re-evaluate our lives and figure out what we want to become. The beauty of March Forth is that it doesn’t matter how old or young one is. March Forth can be the spark plug that ignites the latent energy of an idea in your mind.
It’s important to also let someone you trust know your intention. Although you don’t necessarily need a cheering section, it’s good to have someone else hold you accountable without nagging you. That is the reason I’m going public with what I’m Marching Forth with today.
I’ve become a bit lazy with my goal of eating healthier foods. Today, I will March Forth to buy wholesome ingredients and prepare more nutritious, weight-friendly meals. This is something I can do today. I will march (walk) over to the supermarket and select fresh and organic fruits and vegetables to enjoy today. This will help set in motion the healthy habits I had a few years ago that kept me feeling energetic and fresh. Because I’ve successfully done the wholesome eating regime before, I know I can do it today.
I don’t need to go out of my way to purchase the foodstuffs required for healthier meals. Everything necessary is in the fresh-foods sections of the neighborhood store. That store just happens to be within easy marching distance of home.
So what is on your bucket list? Do you want to learn Swahili? Do you want to visit Uruguay? Maybe you want to take up swing dancing. Perhaps you dream of becoming active in charity work. What is that one special thing you’ve always wanted to do, but have not finished?
Is your number one resolution something you can begin today? It probably is. Focus on exactly what you need to do to jumpstart that promise you made to yourself. Once you have a solid plan, March Forth and do it today. Don’t just think about it, taking actual action today sets it in motion. This is what March Forth is all about.
The Blue Jay of Happiness likes this verse from the artist/writer/poet, Kahlil Gibran: “March On. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move towar perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”