I already know, every year we declare the “New Year, New Me” blah, blah. By February, it turns into, “I already messed up this year, so I will try again next year. We do this year after year and then look up and 5 years have passed.
Guess what? We are not getting any younger.
Life is passing every second and one day our time will be up. You will get no do overs (unless you believe in reincarnation lol). No more “next year is my year!” Just start now. Yeah, maybe 2015 was a drag. But answer me this hun. Did you really, I mean really put your all into the goals you set forth. Most likely not. Trust me, I know all about half-assing goals and crying about it later.
When you set a goal, work the goal. And please believe that the work you put in will be evident in the results. You must commit!
So how does one create a year that gives them faith in the good things in life again?
1. Consider Your Mindset.
Before you can make any changes, you must analyze your mindset. Do you constantly think negative thoughts? Do you see accomplishing things as almost impossible? Are goals unattainable because you believe you are a failure? Or do you not believe you are worthy of obtaining the best things in life? Many of us have to check ourselves. We settle for the crumbs at the table in careers, relationships or our physical health. When you change your thoughts you change your life. Whenever negative thoughts come up, try to replace them with positive ones. This can be difficult as we have been trained to think negatively, but think about it like this. Your life depends on it.
2. Set Your Goals; Work your goals.
Write down your goals with dates as Dates Define Destiny. Whenever I am feeling inspired, I like to set aside about an hour to reflect on what I want to do within the next couple of months. I usually divide my goals into different subjects: Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Financially, Relationally, and Career etc. Break down the big goals into days and watch them be a tad bit easier to achieve. For example, if I wanted to launch a business, I would put launch business in March 2016, but this week I will research my competitors, and start on my business plan.
3. Express Gratitude.
Please be grateful for where you are. Yes, it is possible to be in a situation that is not the best and see the good. This lesson shows you how not to do something. To “fail” in an area enables you to succeed in a similar situation later on. But only if you take the time to learn why you failed previously. Otherwise you will go around that mountain again.
4. YOLO The Heck Out of It
Make a commitment to trying something new, regularly. How do we expect to change doing the same stuff. So often, we get stuck in a rut because we end up doing the same things with the same people at the same place and wonder why we get the same things in life. There is a life to be lived and no one else will live it for you. Stop living your life through reality tv, gossip sites and create the life you want.
There you have it. I have given you some ways to make 2016 #memorable. You have all the tools and the capacity to accomplish your dreams. Whether it is to get your GED or PhD, your life and where you are is unique to you. Do not compare your journey to others. Live this life as it is yours for the taking.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]