Don’t Stand Still! Move Forward In The New Year Towards Your Dreams!


This year is coming to a close. Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? I realize some people don’t do New Year’s resolutions anymore. There’s nothing wrong with that. Really, you don’t have to wait until a new year to make changes in your life. You can start at any time once you decide. Nonetheless, this is the time where many of us reflect on the year. We look at what has worked, what is working, and what may not have worked. Based on that, we typically come up with our new year’s resolutions. However, some of us set the same goals each year because we still haven’t accomplished them from each previous year. Some of us set goals and start off strong then eventually lose the momentum and forget all about it. Therefore, the goals have yet to be accomplished. And still, we’re complaining about the same things.
For example, we say we want a better job, we want to lose weight, we want to improve our finances, etc. But each year goes by and nothing changes. The truth is that nothing is going to change until you do. You have to be honest with yourself about why you’re not getting the results you want. It could be that you’re afraid of success, you’re afraid to fail, you let other people influence you, you don’t believe in yourself or other things. Regardless, I believe everyone has the ability to achieve their goals. There is no perfect person. The reality is that if you want to achieve a goal or dream, YOU have to do the work that is required to achieve it. You can keep doing the same things to get the same results and have the same year you’ve had before or you can choose to make a change to get different results. With that being said, here are a few tips to consider helping you move forward in the New Year.
Give yourself permission to fly. Be fearless. Many people never take any risks because they’re so worried about what other people are going to say or think. They’re so focused on trying to fit in and/or please other people that they never take a step towards what they want. Give yourself permission to go against the norm and the status quo. Give yourself permission to fulfill your hearts desires and do the things that make you happy, that bring you joy. It’s never too late. Your goals and dreams matter. It’s time for you to say “Yes” to yourself. Put yourself first. Stop seeking the approval of other people and start living for you.
Get clear on what you want. You have to know what you want for your life. If you have no idea of what you want, you’re going to waste time and energy on the wrong things. It’s like wandering aimlessly. Having clarity is essential. When you know what you want, you make it easier because you have a focus and then can devote your time and energy in the right area. Get clear about your goals and dreams. Write it down. Once you’re clear about what you want, take action every day towards making it become a reality for you and stay consistent.
Re-Evaluate Your Associations. You are who you hang around. If you’re trying to go after your dreams, then you should align with people that are going after their dreams. A lot of us have people in our lives that don’t have our best interest at heart. There are people in your life that may be affecting you negatively. If you’re around people that are always gossiping and complaining, for example, you may want to re-evaluate them as that type of influence can hinder you. You should always be growing. You should be around positive, like-minded people. Be mindful of the company you keep.

We all deserve to live the life of our dreams. If what you’re doing isn’t working, you have to do something different. Be encouraged. Peddle forward. The choice is up to you. Have a Happy New Year!


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