This is the time of year when we make resolutions for the future. The problem is, we are often full of good intentions and low on resolve. Lots of people say that the way to make sure we stick to our resolutions is to keep them small and simple. I’m not so sure about that. I think it might also be important to have at least one, big, complex, audacious goal that we strive for. Thinking and acting big keeps us excited and engaged.
Whatever your strategy — small, big, or both — here are 17 resolution for 2017. Please share in the comments box if you choose one or more of these to act on this year. Or add to the list.
Happy New Year!
- Plan for change. We all hate change, but change happens. We can either be ready for it or surprised by it.
- Resist inertia. Just because you have always done it that way doesn’t mean you have to in the future.
- Improve your celebration of the Rite of Acceptance. Here are six ways you can make yours better.
- Upgrade your RCIA team job description.
- Improve your discernment process.
- Add or develop a new skill this year.
- Resolve to stop complaining about the size of your RCIA team.
- Get some sleep.
- Make this the year you move to a year-round catechumenate.
- Become a better listener.
- Learn to let go of your limitations.
- Get some more training for you and your team.
- Become a better leader.
- Improve your adult teaching skills.
- Master the difference between evangelization and faith formation.
- Start living the dream.
- Change the universe.
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