“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce
“Never be afraid to reinvent. A new year gives you permission to be whoever you wanna be.” Unknown
The year is nearly over. Hopefully, we all have good memories to reflect upon for 2012. The year has surely been a promising one for many people, yet, to others maybe not so much. To those on the not so well end of things for 2012 all there is to say is, “don’t dwell on the negative, have no regrets as they only hold you down, and close the door.” The New Year is around the corner and as in the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Hooray for the New Year and another chance to get it right.”
Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be it should be something you truly believe is going to enhance your quality of life. It should not be a resolution made as a competition, or one made because everyone around you is making it. Resolve to be the best you can be for yourself. When you are healthy in mind, body, and spirit, everything else will fall into place eventually.
The top resolutions are: drinking less, quitting smoking, losing weight, eating healthy and getting fit, becoming more financially stable (whether it is paying off debt, making more money, or both) and spending more time with family and friends. These are great resolutions! Many of us will reach our goals, well, at least to some degree, and many will not.
If we make our resolutions more general for the New Year they are easier to attain. By making more easily attainable resolutions we boost our confidence, making ourselves feel good about ourselves; therefore, making it easier to see the light at the end of the tunnel for our bigger goals.
Work on being honest with yourself on every level. Work on changing the things that you can about yourself, any liability that may be paralyzing your progress. Liabilities such as negative feelings you may be carrying around like regret, control issues, resentment, hate, feelings of revenge, etc. Yes, work on moving the negativity out of your life and start working on moving your strengths and attributes in. The negative feelings we carry burden us more than we realize sometimes.
So, out with the emotional liabilities, in with positive attributes for the New Year. Let’s get ready to shine in 2013!