Why does Glenn hate New Year’s resolutions?

I hate New Year’s resolutions.

Hate is a harsh word but in this instance it’s not harsh enough. My abhorrence of resolutions stems from the reality that I am utterly incapable of keeping them. Can’t do it. I don’t think I’m alone, either – I mean, when was the last time you heard someone in December bragging about successfully making it to the gym 4 times a week for the entire year, or how they spent less & saved more, wrote a novel, and devoted more time with family? Rarely, if ever, because here’s the ugly truth: New Year’s resolutions may begin as the brilliant breakthrough that will take us to new personal heights, but they always mature into a nagging reminder of our failed aspirations.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for having goals but I think our New Year zeal sometimes blinds us to reality. I’m just as guilty as anyone. As someone who considers taking the steps over the escalator a workout, why did I ever think I could suddenly go all Jillian Michaels ab-crunch multiple times a week? Been there, done that - it’s real easy to feel defeated on week two, scuttle the mission and fall back into old habits. Here’s a telling stat: only 8% of resolutions are successfully completed by Americans. Whatever the reason, we’re definitely doing resolutions wrong. Maybe it’s just me, but in my case I think it’s because I’m so zeroed in on that big picture goal I lose sight of the day-to-day accomplishments and improvements.

I have several big goals for 2015, especially business goals (can’t wait to share many of them with you!), but in light of my past failures, I think my biggest goals are not necessarily my most important goals. The big stuff won’t happen if we’re not also tuned into the small stuff, and the small stuff is where we can achieve tangible gains and build the momentum towards the bigger goals. We can experience a setback and not feel so defeated.

So what is the ‘small’ stuff? For me it is to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness each day, He promised if we do so that He will provide everything else we need. It might not always be what we want, but it will be what we need. Like you, I have a hectic life balancing act going on right now, I worry about tomorrow and the day after and the day after that, but today has enough troubles of its own that need to be dealt with. Ignore them and before long the days begin to blend together into one easily forgettable pile of mush. So, I will continue to set long term goals but my real focus will be on the only thing I can change – the here and now. Today. I’m going to engage in the often dirty and messy daily grind of life, with my family, my job, my friends, total strangers. Some days will see great success, others miserable failure. But at least I’ll be in the game.

There’s a quote from Walt Disney that’s been a favorite of mine the past few months:

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

We’ll keep going down new paths no matter what adversity comes in 2015, and we’ll keep going with a heart of gratitude. Celebrate diversity? No, I’ll celebrate adversity because adversity produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame because God’s promises are not in vain.

Can’t wait to hit the ground running and see what He has in store this year. See you January 5th!

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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