I have recently come to the conclusion that New Year’s Resolutions do not exist. You can only tell yourself you are going to do something and then not do it so many times before completely giving up on yourself and your ability to accomplish your goals. New Year’s Resolutions fall more into the category of “things that I would accomplish in a perfect life as a perfect person.” And since we all know that we do not live in perfect worlds, New Year’s Resolutions are unnecessary.
There comes a time in our lives when we know in our hearts that change needs to happen. There’s just this overwhelming feeling that something is wrong and that we have to change something in our lives. And that, my friends, is when you can start to truly change your life and take the first step towards achieving a goal that you set a long, long time ago. And maybe your goal isn’t the same as when you set it, maybe it’s not as ambitious. But it’s what is truly right for you and not what you think is right for you. Once you truly understand why some change needs to happen in your life, then it can happen. No sooner, no later.
Let’s have an example, shall we? The number one goal that people set for themselves is to lose weight. Well.. I am assuming that is the number one goal people set for themselves.. Most people set a goal weight: “I want to lose 15 pounds by Summer.” And yes, that is possible. But the weight won’t stay off unless you commit to a healthier lifestyle, not just a temporary solution to your problem. You need to understand why it’s important to be a healthier person. You need to understand that you need to take care of your body and feed it the right foods while at the same time getting outside and getting active. You need to understand that buying Oreos that you “won’t eat all the time” is just like saying you are going to get a puppy but not play with it at all hours of the day.
I guess all I’m trying to say is that in order to accomplish big things, your mindset speaks just as loud as your actions do. And this isn’t an easy feat at all, but then again neither is life but you fight through it anyways. But no matter what, you need to learn to accept yourself for who you are and appreciate every little accomplishment.