“All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!”
New Year’s resolutions are a hard thing…they are always entered into with the best intentions, but those intentions seem to become less and less determined after only a short time. So, if you want to start off the New Year with new goals and habits, the only way you can ever make that happen is to change the way you think about what you’re trying to accomplish.
What I mean by that is if your goal is to get fit, you have to make a decision that being fit and healthy is more important than any obstacle or deterrent that might get in the way of you taking action. Or, say your goal is to travel more, obviously your commitment to making more money and more time to travel is going to be necessary so your commitment to those things has to outweigh anything that could get in the way.
I have always avoided making New Year’s resolutions, not because I don’t believe in them, but because I think any “resolution” or change can come at any time of year and should most definitely not be postponed just because it isn’t New Year! Nevertheless, I do have some pretty great goals that I have set for myself in 2018 and if you stay tuned for tomorrow you can read about my number one resolution and challenge to myself.
How do you change how you think to make sure that you can accomplish your goals? We all have things that get in our way, so the key is getting to the root of what is causing those things to happen. I have to admit I am very blessed to have a husband that holds me accountable, that pushes me and that encourages me to push myself. He has helped me feel gratitude for those things that I have, to not focus on the things I can’t change, and to learn a little something from all my life experiences. As I navigate my life journey I am realizing that I am a person that love to learn and experience new things, and that always wants to make myself a better person. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had challenges and hard situations along the way, and it’s not those situations that will define who you are, but rather your reaction to those experiences! I can honestly say that I am glad for every challenge I have faced because it has made me who I am today…
We all have comfort zones, those things we are comfortable with, the places and things that make us feel the most safe. What if for 2018 all you did was expand that comfort zone just a little…what if you just pushed yourself to do one thing you have been too scared to do, or challenge yourself to accomplish something that has been controlling you to this point? What could that mean in your life? I don’t know about you, but I am really excited to find out. Remember that your comfort zone today was once your challenge 🙂
Smile as you head into 2018 – I know I will!