Goals! Resolutions! New Starts! It is what each new year is all about. Most of us go into the new year feeling excited and optimistic, saying all the things we want to become/achieve, but do we ever have a plan on how to reach those goals?
I think it is safe to say that most of us are starting off 2021 licking our wounds from the previous year, a year which I prefer to never speak of again. With that in mind, I think it is even more important this year for us to really put in the work. Find ways to be focused, consistent, determined, intentional…make those goals come to fruition! We can say every minute of every day what we would like to achieve this year, but without those aforementioned mindsets it will be nearly impossible to do so. Being positive and having faith are certainly necessities in life, but if you are not willing to put in the work then that faith has nothing to get behind and push. It’s like praying to win the lottery and never buying a ticket. Faith needs a foundation to repel from.
I also think it is important to keep things in perspective. Don’t try to make it all happen overnight. This is going to take time, and that is where your consistency comes into play. I say this as much to you as I do to myself. I am a natural born dreamer, but not a natural born go-getter. If nothing else I am consistently inconsistent, and I am not proud of that. It can be so daunting in this day and age to get wrapped up in the comparison game, something I am extremely guilty of, but we need to continuously remind ourselves that we are all on our own individual journeys. Don’t look at the abundance of makeup bloggers and think there isn’t a place for you; there is. Don’t look at the immense number of writers and storytellers and think no one needs to hear your words; someone does. And don’t think just because you may have failed at something once means you should never try again; you pick yourself up and get right back at it.
Take this opportunity to be kind and gentle with yourself, but also be firm. Hold yourself accountable and be honest with yourself. If something doesn’t work out the way you had hoped, then take a moment to reevaluate things and try a different approach. If it is truly your heart’s desire, then you will find a way to make it happen.
I will leave you with this thought: “No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” – Chris Hardwick
Happy New Year, and I wish you an abundance of focus, determination, and success!
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