So we’re about 2 weeks away from the New Year, and I’m sure we’re already thinking up ways of how 2018 is going to be great! And all the accomplishments were going to make happen!
And I am right there with you. I love the fresh start, the possibilities, everything about it makes me happy and excited! But I also now know something else I may have not fully realized in past years.
NOTHING CHANGES IF I WONT CHANGE.
I think it’s human nature to think we’ll eventually wake up one day and do all the dreams we’ve been putting off for years. That suddenly it’ll happen. Suddenly we’ll wake up at 5 am and start running. We’ll miraculously learn a new skill, develop the confidence to talk to an audience, learn that new language, visit Aruba like we’ve talked about for 5 years now. All without effort.
Things like this don’t just happen overnight. Ok sure you could book a plane ticket tomorrow, but the trip would be much more enjoyable if you actually had planned it out and saved up the money ahead of time.
I know the big one I assume will just ‘work out on it’s own this year’ is being more financially stable. It sounds ridiculous when you break it down, like I think somehow I’m going to happen across a bag of money, or land a dream job that just pays me gobs of cash. When obviously that isn’t how the world works. We have to work hard every damn day of our lives developing skills to earn the things we desire. Yes we could start our own business and be hugely successful, that is totally a possibility! But still, we have to sacrifice every spare moment and a lot of nights, give up all reserves we have about looking ‘dumb’, show up every day even when we don’t feel like it, when were tired, stressed, people are cruel etc etc.
I don’t say all this to make you feel disheartened or discouraged! I say this as a reminder to myself, and you if you need it, that nothing will change this year, despite our best intentions, vision boards, planners etc if we don’t wake up Every. Single. Day. And put in the work to match our goals.
If you read this after the New Year, maybe in February, June, October, please remember it is ALWAYS a good time to pursue your dreams. To improve your life. To make those things happen that we’ve been too scared to try before. Don’t wait for Monday. Don’t wait for January. Don’t wait for tomorrow! Just do it, now. Go work out immediately if you want to achieve that fit strong body! Go look up plane tickets and motels if you really want to make that trip happen this year!
Nothing happens on accident.
If we want results, we must put in the work.
Thanks for reading ❤️