Its January 1st, 2015. First day of the new year. Every year world wide we make resolutions to do something that we had not done before. To work harder. To lose weight. To be a different person than we were before.
What if instead of a resolution…we decided to take the lessons we have learned in the last year…and decide to let some go…and build upon others?
Every New Years Eve since I was old enough to go to a party, I have been going out…whether to a bar….or house party. This year I decided to take a night and start the year off clear…no booze…no late night (well I was up until 2am, watching a documentary on male strippers…but that’s another post)…but to wake up ready to really sit down with myself and figure out the lessons I want to learn this year…and how to build on what was learned in the past year.
So what did I learn? What about last year will influence and build this next year to be better?
-CREATING FEEDS THE SOUL…this can come from cooking, putting together an outfit, painting a picture, redoing old furniture, writing, making jewelry…etc.
-YOU ARE ONLY LIMITED BY THE LIMITATIONS YOU PUT ON YOURSELF…yes there are circumstances that make things you want to have, become and experience in life challenging…but if you take a step everyday towards that goal…it is attainable…it may take a little longer…and in todays day and age of instant gratification…patience is the key here.
-FEAR TRIES TO SABOTAGE BEFORE LIFT OFF…so often I would be scared of what would happen if something I did, created or wanted didn’t work out….the fear would paralyze and sabotage me to stop before I even started….but what is the last part of the word paralyze? LIES! Don’t buy into them. What if it does workout? What if I actually made something happen that I wanted? Why would that be so scary? All questions that have gone through my mind.
-IT’S OKAY TO BE VULNERABLE AND ASK FOR HELP…this is the biggest thing I have learned this year. I can’t do it all. Sometimes I have a rough day and need support from those in my life whom I love…and the more I shove, stuff and ignore my feelings the more I spiral…so pick up the phone…ASK…open up…this causes relationships to grow…blossom and flourish.
These are just a few of the many lessons I have learned over the course of the year…and yes its the beginning of the new year…but in reality its a new day…
SO what each day are you gonna do to achieve who and what you want to be? Do something today towards your goal…and carry the good lessons from the previous day with you.
Resolutions are just a set up to me for failure…so lets call them lessons and make a plan!
What are some lessons you learned in 2014? What do you want to carry with you and let go of?