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2016 New Year For Your Resolutions
Each year, I promise myself that I will eat healthier, make the effort to exercise regularly and lose weight. Past promises to myself included finding a new job, moving to a new State, spending more time with my grandchildren, my dogs, whatever! Hmmmm. Well, I finally did find a new job, move to a new state and get to spend as much time as possible with family, but it was largely due to timing. It had little to do with the New Year’s promises that were made. That said then, why is it that I make the same promises (resolutions?) every single year? Could it be that I never intend to keep those resolutions, that they are simply unspoken words or thoughts?
In 2016, I want to purchase a new or nearly new home. I know that I want a one story home, with three bedrooms, a study, two and a half baths, roughly 2400 square feet. I have a not-to-exceed price point in mind but perhaps the single most important selection criteria is the location. I don’t have the location pinned down. We have to consider access to major needs/wants—medical, shopping and entertainment, groceries, major roadways and so on. Will I be here pounding away on the keyboard at the end of 2016, making excuses for not developing some major goals toward that new home? Or, will I be snuggled into a new place where all the rooms are easily accessible as usable living space? The answer is, time will tell.
What about your New Year’s Resolutions? Will you promise to sock away some additional money, invest in a rental property, lose weight, invest in a gym membership, ride a hover board, participate in a marathon or something else? There are a gazillion things to think about! Bottom line (for me) is whether something is important enough to actually put the effort into accomplishing it! How good are you at keeping resolutions? According to Forbes, about half of us make resolutions, but less than 10% of the 50% actually achieve them.
Why is resolution-making so popular? One theory is that each New Year is seen as an opportunity for a new beginning. Making promises to ourselves requires us to assess what we want from such a new beginning. Verbalizing a self-promise makes it more real and sharing it with a friend or family member can go a long ways towards establishing goals to actually accomplish what we said we would do. For some, the inward reflection is an annual occurrence, others may never have experienced it. Same with goal setting—it may be a learning experience for some and “old hat” for others.
If you’re in the San Antonio area and in need of real estate services, we can discuss your needs while we share our resolutions for the Year!
Sharon is a military wife who moved at the direction of the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years, a Federal employee who retired after 30 years of service, an active Broker Associate/REALTOR in San Antonio w....
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