Many people set goals around the New Year. There’s something rejuvenating about having a clean slate when the calendar flips over. It gives us hope and inspires us to take on new challenges. It’s the one time of year when optimism soars and the thoughts of a new you seem possible.
Unfortunately, by week one into the New Year 25% of those who set goals have already given up on them, but why?
Was the goal too hard or too ambitious? Was it not a SMART goal – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely?
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that we think we should have a new goal. Unfortunately, most people create goals for the sake of creating goals, and you should have a goal, especially a health goal. But it needs to mean something.
However, you don’t need the calendar to dictate when you create or redesign your life and goals. That’s the great thing about life, everyday is a new day and you can start over with a clean fresh slate any time you’d like.
Every single day people from all walks of life completely change their lives because they have decided it was time. They’ve had enough; they got to their breaking point and got tired of the status quo. They knew they could do better and be better.
People change for one of two reasons; something either happens to them, or something happens within them. This is why January 1st is a common time to have a resolution, something is happening to us suggesting that now should be the time to change or start something new.
However, you don’t have to wait for something or someone to appear to decide to change your life, you can just decide that NOW is your time.
The great thing about people is that we can change and create a ripple effect by creating something within ourselves instead of waiting for permission to do it.
Just by deciding to change, you can have you very own New Year any day you would like, and you don’t have to wait for the calendar to flip.
So, if things haven’t turned out the way you thought – if you didn’t follow through on your goals, that’s ok. Remember, right now can be your New Year.
This day, today, right now, can be more important to you than any holiday when you look back 365 days from now. Make this YOUR New Year.
This day can be another great day for you to celebrate just like an anniversary or birthday. In fact, this can be your re-birth.
Just think about it…someone asks you why this day is so special and why you’re so excited to celebrate. You can tell them this was THE day that everything changed for me. Think about how that would feel…
This can be YOUR day and no one else’s.
There’s nothing really special about New Year’s Eve because it’s everyone else’s New Years Eve. You have to share it.
You don’t have to wait until January 1st to make a commitment, to make a change, and to create the new you. You can do it right now.
You don’t need some silly calendar dictating when you change. You decide.
NOW is your time.
What are you going to look like and feel like 365 days from now? How will you be different, how will your life be different, what will people be saying about you?
The only decision you have to make now is to move forward to something bigger and better. You. That decision starts with a single thought, a seed.
Plant the seed and I will show you how to grow it.
Re-Energize Your Health,
Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. - Napoleon Hill