Yes, I know what you’re all thinking. It’s another one of those posts. How many times have people started off their year with resolutions that they swear they’ll stick to? They berate their friends, update their facebook statuses and then message anyone who will listen in an attempt to convince the world that this year will be the start of something amazing. That this year everything will change, that they will change. I know that these kind of posts get frustrating, especially considering 99.9% off people who cry ‘new me’, end up reverting back to their old ways within a week or two. Usually, I am inclined to agree with those who don’t bother with the resolutions, the people who just keep on keepin’ on. However, this year is the exception. 2014, as I’m sure most can agree, was atrocious. Those who survived it had to go through hell to do so.
I woke up on the first day of this year and it was like I had suddenly found the motivation I had lost towards the end of the previous year. Like strength and determination filled me once more and I was ready to tackle whatever 2015 year had to throw at me. But I knew I couldn’t do that without some changes. I know that I need to reach new levels in my career. I know that my health needs to be reassessed, all that Christmas weight needs to be booted out the door. I know that I need to find more time for me. I know that I need to set a path for myself and I need to follow it, no matter how many rocks I may stumble on as I do.
2015 truly is a year of change, where the strategists and ‘common-sense’ thinkers will finally get ahead. For the first time in my 22 years of existence, with vehemence I say: New Year, New Me. I encourage you to do the same. To set some goals and to truly stick to them. They don’t have to be crazy wild or ridiculously unobtainable. They can be small goals, they can be multiple goals, they can be the one big goal to rule them all… It’s completely up to you. This is our year. It’s up to us to reach out and take it. Take it and run. Don’t let your momentum stop and whatever you do, just keep believing in you.