Ah! The first of January beckons, and a new year is just around the corner.
It is a time of new beginnings, a fresh start, a better life, a bigger fortune. It is a time of renewal.
Well, that is how we view a new year, and hence we supplement this excitement with promises. Commitments to ourselves and others to fulfill life long goals or newly created ones. Such as…
Losing weight or simply just going to the gym
Writing a book
Finishing that online course
Woking hard to get that promotion
Making new connections
Moving to somewhere new
Buying a car
Buying a house
Changing our mindset
Being more productive
These are just some of the commitments we make to coincide with the start of a new year partly to make ourselves feel better and to impress others. But the fact is, if you really wanted to do all this stuff, you would not wait for January 1st.
If you really want something, I have learned to just go for it, and I am adapting to this mindset everyday now. Just conditioning myself to just get up and do instead of saying tomorrow, next week or next year. We allow ourselves to get caught up in the euphoria and excitement of resolutions because they sound good when you say them, but they are never really practical unless you just do them.
Your goals and dreams do not care about which day you start your journey to achieving them. Change your mindset to one that is productive and build a go-getter attitude daily, and then it will not matter if you start working towards your goals on August 6th or January 1st. Have you ever realized that 99% of the resolutions you create, if any at all, never materialize. Because, you were not serious about the goal in the first place, you were just following everyone else, as making new resolutions every year is a rule of thumb along with fear of starting. You think setting a start date far in the future will prevent you from just doing it now.
When you set a goal that is tailored towards your timeline, aligned with your path and something you are serious about achieving. It does not matter what time of the year you start.
So, just do it! You will be happy you did in the end.
Do you make new year resolutions?
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