I think one of the most exciting aspects of a new year is the feeling that
any new beginning is possible. It is like the slate has been wiped clean.
No matter how many times the endeavor may have been started before, a
new year means yet another chance for success. I find the concept of a
clean slate to be very inspiring. What new beginning will be the focus
of the new year this time?
Resolutions that inspire success are based on something you want to achieve
rather than something you think you should achieve. The idea of a new
chore for the new year just falls flat. You may think of creating or updating
your estate plan as something you should do, in other words a chore. However,
an estate plan is really not about you as much as it is about your family
and the others that you love. It is a chance to give the gift of security
and stability to those you love in an otherwise emotionally unstable time.
It is a chance to convey love when you can no longer physically say “I
love you and care about what happens to you.”
If you are looking for a resolution that makes a difference this year,
consider looking no farther than your estate plan. Creating or updating
your estate plan may be the best resolution you ever successfully accomplish
for both you and your family.