So you woke up this morning to find nothing’s changed. Me too. I woke up this morning the same person I was in 2015. Nothing magically changed at the stroke of midnight. Today is like any other day, nothing special, no difference. Yet within you, deep inside, the seed of hope and happiness will have begun to grow if and only if you set your New Year Resolutions, and you’ll have set in motion the chance for new beginnings.
The 1st of January can only be disappointing if you’re not ready for it or not prepared to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your New Year resolutions.
A brand new year can be a fresh start, with the New Year offering you a brighter future. It’s your chance to put all your disappointments behind you and once again have hope about what’s possible for you.
I can’t deny that I’m the same man that went to bed on the night of the 31st. I was in bed alone, single, my breathing still struggling, still having a double curvature of the spine squashing my right lung, and alas my right eye sees nothing but darkness. Yet I can do everything in my power to ensure 2016 will not be dominated by ill health. It’s a key goal of mine so my resolutions in part relate to that – exercising, dieting, sleeping and relaxing. I am determined that when I go to sleep next new years eve I will be fitter, thinner and far far healthier. Also having coped well with my visual impairment. This is a battle I am determined to win and succeeding will make a huge difference to me.
New Year’s Resolution are about hope, about becoming better, about facing our biggest challenges.
“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” Karen Lamb
Change can either be forced on you by external events, other people or circumstances, or it can result from your deliberate effort. Perhaps the only way to improve your life is to force yourself to undergo difficult and painful change. But whatever change you’re dealing with, know that how you cope with that change will have an impact on your future.
Making the resolution is not enough. Articulating magic words alone will do nothing. The real transformational work is tough, gruelling, and usually involves sacrifice, persistence and taking lots of action.
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” Madonna
Every year, millions of people all around the world make these resolutions and many more; promises to better themselves and make the next year better than the previous one. The days leading up to New Year ’s Day are filled with hope and determination, and goals are set.
Yet for many they fail with their resolutions not more than a couple of weeks or a month after setting them.
How having been so determined and resolute on improving their life on December 31st, after such a short space of time it’s so easy to give up on them?
I think it’s obvious. Changes don’t happen overnight. They’re going to take time. Too many of you explore quick fixes and therefore can’t get yourself into a mindset of sticking with things for the long haul.
Your time is the only thing that’s truly yours, and right now you can’t change the past, and you can’t control the future but what you can do is show PATIENCE.
You have absolute control over are your choices, actions, commitments and resoluteness. Right now in this moment, decide what’s important enough for you to pursue. Then keep going till you achieve your goal.
If you are ready to make the most out of your life and become the person you were born to be starting today, you need to be living your life driven by goals. So make sure you’ve set your New Year resolutions, then keep working on them.
I wish every one of my readers an awesome and empowered new year. I hope that you go on to create an incredible year for yourself. Believe that this is going to be your year. Enjoy an awesome 2016!