Many people made their new year’s resolutions:
- Lose weight
- Exercise more
- Spend less money
Back in the day, I used to make crazy resolutions that would require so much change and determination that I was doomed before I ever began. Over time I figured out that the goals I was setting for the New Year needed to be tangible and obtainable based on my willingness to CHANGE. And I mean, make a real change. This is not to say that you shouldn’t set challenging resolutions, but rather examine your life and willingness to make the necessary changes to be successful in achieving your resolutions.
I do not make resolutions for the New Year anymore. The beginning of the year does not represent a fresh beginning for me. Our past follows us to the next year. By starting to make a change, is positive at any time, but I don’t feel that the New Year, for me, is the best time to make change or set goals. I have started to continuously examine my life throughout the year to see what is working and what is not. It is easier to start making changes (real change) when I realize that something could be better, I could be happier, be healthier, etc. Through great reflection, I have started to make small changes that allow me to get closer to my goals by incorporating these changes into my daily routine and making it a way of life.
Have you been able to successfully achieve your resolution thus far into the year? If so, please share some of your tips that helped you incorporate the New Year’s goals into your life. If not, it is only the beginning of the year, and the rest of the year awaits for you to make some real change in your life, within your community and more.