The New Year is right around the corner! People will be celebrating, welcoming in the new year and making the annual resolutions. New year, new you! Building up the anticipation of conquering the resolutions and not crashing after week three. It’s all very exciting!
It’s all very exiting until you miss the gym two days in a row and you call it quits. Why did you think this year would be any different? What made you think that you would stick to the resolutions now when you failed the last ten years? Stupid resolutions anyway!
You are not a quitter. You are not a failure. You are a warrior! But resolutions may not be for you. Maybe that is too ‘go big or go home’. So don’t make resolutions, set goals! Goals are achievable by taking action to get there. If you miss a day, it’s ok, just start again. If you take a week off, you are not a failure, you just pick up where you left off.
Of course, you need determination to achieve your goals, but you just keep on until you reach it. I have a goal to finish my second book. It’s taking longer than I thought but I am not quitting. It’s still a goal. Had I made it a resolution to have it published in 2019, I would find myself a failure since I am not even finished writing. It’s still a goal to finish this next year and that is still achievable. So my motivation is still there and I am still on the right path.
If you don’t reach your goal when you want, it’s OK! Don’t beat yourself up. Life gets in the way. Things happen. It might be harder than expected. Just step back, evaluate the situation, change your strategy, and keep taking steps to get here! You will do it! Just don’t quit.
New year, new you? Just be yourself! Shine your light and spread positivity with whom ever you come in contact with. Be your unique self. Be happy with who you are, with what you have, while working on goals to improve. We all need to learn and improve on a regular basis but staying true to who we are while we conquer this.
May you have a fabulous 2020! A year of adventures, a year of setting and achieving goals, and a year of wonderful blessings! And may this be the BEST year yet! Happy New Years!!