To be honest, 2014 was a rough year for me, I am sure I am not alone with this. Thankfully, I did manage to improve on several areas of my life that helped create a more prosperous outlook for 2015.
The truth is before you can shine, you have to polish yourself. You have to take the person you are, and mold yourself into what you want to be.
Every 1st of January, we make New Year resolutions. It could be scary or weird when you cross into January 1 of the New Year with the feeling that all your old habits and life patterns will suddenly disappear! Then you will be able to create the ideal life you often desire for yourself.
But let us be honest with ourselves – even if it is something you don’t want to admit – old habits die hard!
For those of us who are being sincere; if implementing change was an easy process, why is it that most of us start all over again every single year?
I believe we will do ourselves a favour by overlooking the New Year resolution excitement and get right to the point: Changing our lives can be hard!
What a lot of people fail to grasp is that if you are not willing to make compromises, it is possible for you to do exactly what you do every single year.
We all start off excited and motivated, and then we become a little weary after a couple of days, we manage to get back on track for a few weeks, but eventually we throw in the towel.
Instead of setting yourself up for failure, make some resolutions (it must not be on January 1) that are feasible and worth keeping.
There is always next year (New Year). It is time to change the way we change; slow and steady wins the race. So don’t be over emotional about the goals you have set up for yourself. Do not rush the process, and most importantly never overlook all the important lessons nor fail to learn from your experiences.
You may confide or tell someone you trust about your goals and plans. This will make you accountable, disciplined and responsible since you do not want to renege under the watchful eyes of your observer. I believe letting people know what you are trying to change will help you adhere to your set goals. You can even blog about it.
Remember that long term change does not happen overnight or even in the first month.
Start appreciating your life. It takes no deposit, no investment plan and no pain to start enjoying your life. Who knows, 2015 could be the best year of your life that is if you decide to look at it that way.
Written by Chiadikobi Tasie, firstname.lastname@example.org