“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you once made. If you want different results,
make different choices.”
Disclaimer: Anti-resolution is not synonymous with anti-goal.
We can’t evolve without commitment. Changing the date on your calendar to “2017” will not miraculously instill this action in you. My intention is not to sound harsh, as I don’t want to be. I just don’t want you to give up your goals or put them off for a certain date on the calendar. Aspirations require a great deal of motivation, inspiration, and active effort. Resolutions (a.k.a challenges) require a certain mindset and most often we put off that which can be considered and fulfilled in this moment (depending on the goal). We live in the now certain we will have a later. Life is actually full of jokes. We can be gone in a second, a minute, a hour, a day, a week, a month, a year, etc. We should be more proactive with our decisions to reach the next level in our lives.
Easier said than done.
Challenges and changes are scary, daunting, anxiety-causing, milestones. Who wants the stress of trying to make it through a task, especially when that task has not seen positive changes in the past? Reevaluate. Consider how much you want this goal, or what this accomplishment – and WHY. The why is the most significant portion of any journey, big or small. If the value of the why is not equal or greater than the purpose for the goal, odds are it will fall to the wayside. Determination can be found in the why and pursued in dedication.
We are capable of so much if we stay faithful to ourselves.
I mean it sounds good – doing for others. Often in the long term that won’t work out. Being selfless sometimes involve being selfish. Meaning, you have to put yourself first sometimes. I know this is particularly hard for parents. They figure, “I can’t workout because I have to lookout for my kid.” That’s true, but you also have to be healthy for your child, which leads to longevity. This means take time for yourself and work on self-improvement daily. You can do it. I know you can because you’ve faced greater trials and you have the heart of a warrior.
As bad as you want it, why are you waiting?
As I said before, we live like tomorrow is guaranteed and as lovely as it sounds it isn’t promised. Be happy now, and work toward the (positive) goal that will get you there. When you set after a challenge, ensure it is for the right reason and that your heart is in it. Don’t call it a new year’s thing. Don’t wait a year to make a false promise to yourself. Work at getting to that proper mindset every day. You’ve got this.