It's a new year. A whole new year stretched out in front of us. Many of us may have made New Years resolutions, those challenging resolutions that usually fall by the wayside before January has even ended.
I have been asking myself some questions about making resolutions. I wonder why we wait for a new year to make them.
Most new year resolutions are about beginning something, or stopping something.
Like loosing weight,
spending more time with family and loved ones,
exploring our creativity,
more time to ponder and read,
having more fun.
If these things are important to us, why do we wait for a new year to begin?
Each new day is a brand new beginning. Each new day is a fresh start. We can begin anytime; we do not need to wait till a new year to begin.
From personal experience most new year resolutions don't last. Usually sheer will power will not sustain us for long. I believe there needs to be something stronger that keeps us moving forward.
I think we need to look a little deeper. We need to ask ourselves why we choose to not do what we want, because folks it is a choice. There could be an array of things that keep us from moving forward, (I think some may be buried so deep we have no clue) and unless we discover the real reason change won't happen.
So, I am going to be taking some time to really look at my heart, my desires, the things I want to change but don't. The things I want to learn and do but don't. And ask why?
I have found lately, I do not like to be quiet, to sit still for long. I want my moments filled with outside noise so I don't have to look inside. That is something I am going to have to choose to do, and I suspect it will not be an easy task. But I must begin if I want to move from where I am.
Sometimes it's easier to live where we are, even if that is not the place we want to be. But I believe we must ask ourselves why that is so.
Take small steps
Let yourself celebrate
We must do the thing we think we cannot do.
It's in the doing that the strength comes.