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A New Year and Catch Phrases by Diana Flegal

As 2016 quickly recedes, many of us look at what worked for us—and what did not—in the year we are leaving behind.

When I was younger, I tended to switch lanes fast—threw caution to the wind—reasoning if what I had been doing had not worked, it was better to try a new thing.

This year I realized I wanted to continue doing most of what I had been doing as I entered 2017, with a few minor tweaks.

After all, if it’s ain’t broke—don’t fix it.

I wouldn’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater is an idiomatic expression and a concept[1] used to suggest an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad,[2] or in other words, rejecting the essential along with the inessential.[3]

A slightly different explanation suggests that this flexible catchphrase has to do with discarding the essential while retaining the superfluous because of excessive zeal.[4] wikipedia

Too often we quit doing the very thing that if we had just stayed at it a little longer—would have provided our breakthrough.

I do want to keep the main thing—the main thing. God first, family, and then work.

What changes will you make to ensure you accomplish your writing goals in 2017? Are you tweaking or making grand sweeps? Is there an old saying or catch phrase that fits your new year plans?

As you consider your plans, you might enjoy reviewing this page-Stephen Covey: 10 Quotes that Can Change Your Life.

Happy New Year!

 

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