Okay, let’s be honest. Who among us has ,faithfully, stuck to their New Years resolutions all year, every year? May I have a show of hands please….. anybody?!!! I didn’t think so. I have a question. Why delay making positive changes in our lives until the beginning of the next year if we truly desire to change? For that matter, where and when did this tradition originate in the first place?
Well, for trivia’s sake, I “googled” it. I found out that , in ancient times, the Babylonians made promises to their gods to give back borrowed items and pay their debts at the beginning of each year. The Romans also established a tradition of making promises to their god, Janus, whom the month January is named from. As the saying goes, the rest is history. Most of us make the decision to make resolutions without truly considering the consequences or if it’s truly what we want. Please,don’t get me wrong. I am not against resolutions. My main point is for us to be true to ourselves about what we truly desire out of life. What are we willing to do to make that happen? Really. Honesty is the best starting point. In order to reach a destination, you have to realize where you are going to start. Do you have enough gas( desire and passion) in your engine to get there. When it really comes down to it, the vast majority of us are born with the same potential to succeed. Perhaps not in the same areas, but, nonetheless, we came “equipped”. You were the single sperm who reached the egg. You had to beat out millions of “competitors” to get there and you did it completely based on instinct alone. You swam like hell!!! Do you know what that means?!! YOU ARE A BORN WINNER!!! Literally. You earned the right to be here.
Do not allow outside influences to rob you of that truth. Whatever you set your mind to do , you can accomplish it. You were literally in the fight of your life and you won!!! You are not designed for mediocrity rather you settle for it. Notice that I didn’t say that it would be easy. Goals set of genuine value rarely are. Start small if you have to. Gain momentum as you keep record of small daily victories. Each one counts. Have fun with it and don’t forget that if you “fall off” along the way, it’s okay. Get back on your “horse” and keep moving. Enjoy the journey. People who are successful tend to fail more than people that are not because they refused to give up. They chose to learn from each mistake, therefore, it became an opportunity to grow and evolve. Make a conscious decision today to become the architect of your own life. Evaluate each area of your life that is important to you whether it be your finances , relationships, career, health, etc. Stop holding back. Remember that it is your nature to succeed. The proof is in the fact that you are here. You fought way too hard to get here to settle for mediocrity. Make sure that you are not basing your successes on someone else’s standard. Establish your own standard and traditions. DO you!!!! There is no greater level of success than that. DO you know who you are and what you desire out of life , truly?!! It might be time for a gut check. Be determined to have your best year. We’ll connect again soon. Until next time.