Epic Resolutions

By Shelly Voss

   We all know how it goes.

   When a new year starts, its “out with the old and in with the new” and people everywhere are suddenly frantically resolving to lose weight, get better grades, and become the person they’ve always wanted to be. We all start off with incentive…we are determined that this will be THE YEAR.

   But despite high goals and initial determination, more often than not, we slowly fade back into our old habits, until finally we become so disgusted with our epic failure that we write off our glorious goals as “dumb resolutions.”

   I’ve vehemently decided that this should not be! Yes, failure is most often ineveitable, but about all those awesome, inspiring sports movies where the team is just awful and they lose and lose and lose and lose and lose until…they WIN. Because they want it that bad. And quickly the movie will neatly and predictably wrap up with epic triumph!

   Guys, let’s be that this year! We’ve all got things that need changed; things that MUST change in order for us to become the people we can and SHOULD be. And at this specific time in our lives (high school) developing habits to reinforce productivity and effectiveness is so vitally important. There’s no denying it, we are on the verge of adulthood.

   So whether it’s conviction to change our attitudes, outlooks, demolish bad habits, cement good habits, or do a character 180, let’s do it! We will fall, and we will revert back to what we are trying to finally cast off, but “Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” (Thomas Wayne) With perseverance, we will change! And the triumph will be EPIC!

   “Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.” – Smith Wigglesworth