What will it be this year? Every year we tell ourselves what things we are going to change in our lives. We all have the best intentions and really start off strong on our mission to achievement! Day 1- Great Success, Week 1- I can do this- Victory! Weeks 2 & 3- Well maybe I should rethink this goal.
As I was preparing for this month’s article, I did some research on the top New Year’s resolutions for 2015 and here is what I discovered: become stress free, help others more, lose weight, quit smoking, travel, exercise, increase education, go green, and of course the big one- get out of debt and improve finances. Do any of these goals sound familiar? Well… there is nothing wrong with making promises to ourselves but making promises that we can’t keep- that’s a different story altogether.
This year I really haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions but I have vowed to make a change in my way of thinking. It’s nothing new, you’ve heard this many times over, but it is something I felt this year I certainly needed to start putting into practice. So here it is: “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.”
I have told myself to really change, I have to actually want change and embrace all that comes with it to get to the other side. Whether we are trying to lose weight, control our spending habits, or further our education, getting past the known to see what the unknown has to offer requires pushing through- and I do mean pushing. Sadly, very seldom do we break our cycle. We just keep doing it the same old way. We get comfortable, we get lazy with life, then we get the same results, and yet we dare ask the question “Why?”
When you really decide to make a transformation in your life, you definitely have to do a true self-assessment and look beyond the surface and really see the true content of the matters you seek to change. So, as I work on me this year, I will keep the quote I shared with you in my thoughts continuously to push me forward from the known to more clearly see the path I truly desire.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates
I challenge us this 2015 to get uncomfortable, and make some lasting change in the way we think and then we will see real goal attainment!
Until Next Time, Be sincere, Kind and Intentional
Jackie Warner, Career Development Facilitator
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