New Year’s Resolutions & Commitment

December 22, 2015 by  
Filed under A Monday AM BLOG

I recently received a request from a Missionary in Zambia Africa. He expressed interest in the ‘Leadership Is’ material that I offer. At the close of his message he said – – “commitment is a problem in Africa”!
I responded by stating that commitment is a problem in America as well and particularly in the evangelical church. People seem to have forgotten or perhaps never considered the Biblical Principle ‘Let Your Yes be Yes’ and do what you agreed to do. Service is not an option. It is both a privilege and an obligation.
The following chart shows the failure of most in honoring this tradition?
Percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions
45%
Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions
17%
Percent of Americans who absolutely never make New Year’s Resolutions
38%
Percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution
8%
Percent who have infrequent success
49%
Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year
24%
People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions
How do you measure up? Happy New Year!!

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