Reaching October, we have officially entered the final stretch of 2016. It’s a crazy concept to think about, but soon the year will be over and we’ll move on to the next.
One of the biggest problems I have with the calendar year is that it serves to fill excuses. On the first of every January, people devise new years resolutions, the goals they wish to accomplish during the upcoming three hundred and sixty-five days. While goal-setting is a fantastic way to kick start an aspiration, these new years resolutions are rarely ever kept. In fact, most people abandon them within the first month of the year.
After people desert their plans for the year, they fall back into the habits they were trying to break and the behaviors they were trying to avoid. Although they might be upset that they didn’t fulfill these objectives, they don’t restart them. Instead they often say, “I’ll do it next year”, commencing the repetition of this action year after year. Nothing gets accomplished when everything it put off.
At some point in our lives, I think we’re all guilty of doing this. With busy lives and hectic schedules, it’s so easy to forget about the goals you set for yourself. I don’t think it’s always possible to stop yourself from giving up; life gets in the way sometimes and nothing can be done about that. However, one action is always attainable: restart.
As soon as you realize you’ve abandoned your goals, realign yourself to chase them. Adjust your daily routines to fit what you want to do. Don’t allow minor setbacks to affect long-term desires. Admit that the goals you set for yourself on New Years are not plausible. Circumstances change through the year, so your objectives need to as well.
Don’t wait until next year to make things happen. Do them now.
Thank you for reading. I wish you luck with your ambitions.