I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. The beginning of the year is a fresh start for many people and a time to take inspired action towards personal goals. This can be anything from making healthy lifestyle changes, learning a new language, taking a cooking class, or learning how to play an instrument. There are so many possibilities and opportunities! The start of the year is also a great time to break bad habits such as watching too much T.V, eating too much junk food, smoking cigarettes, hoarding, or any other habit that does not serve your highest good. New Year’s resolutions are rooted in self-improvement, and the end goal is always about personal betterment.
One very important thing to note is that you don’t always have to wait for the new year to begin to make positive changes in your life. You may begin to make changes for the better whenever you feel inspired to do so. Inspiration can come at any time, just roll with it! For example, is it your goal to run a 5K? Grab a pair of running shoes and head outside for a run! If it’s been a while since you’ve been running, that’s ok. Start with a walk around the block and build up to that. The next day, walk a little further, and the day after, walk a little further than that. Do this every day until you are able to run. Soon you’ll be able to run a mile, then two miles, then 3.11 miles (which equates to a 5k). Goals are reached by taking single steps towards them. Large goals can be broken down into smaller, more manageable goals. This will help you feel less overwhelmed by the larger end-goal.
One great piece of advice that I abide by is to keep going at it even when I do not feel inspired to do so. The truth is, you will not always maintain the same amount of motivation throughout your journey towards your goal. The key is to push forward anyway. Do not wait until you find the motivation again. Successful people keep on despite lacking the motivation to press forward. That is one of the major secrets to success. When you continue working towards your goal even when your not motivated to, the rewards of success are that much sweeter. The rewards you reap will be more than worth the effort. Not only that, you will inspire other people to keep going even when they don’t feel like doing so. You’ll lead by example and show other’s how far discipline can take them with a bit of effort.
So what are your goals and aspirations? No matter what they are, you have my full support and I wish you nothing but the best. Good luck in all of your endeavors!
Ms. American Coronet