New Year, New Me?

Happy New Years! New Year’s Resolutions have gotten a bad rep over the last few years. In fact, it’s become cliched to ridicule them. The point that many have been making, year after year, is that you don’t have to wait until the new year in order to get a jumpstart on your goals. That is valid and more than understood. To the credit of these new year’s resolution naysayers, new year’s resolutions are notorious failures.

This popular image has been ridiculed all over social media, for years, due to its "new year new me" cliche. 

This popular image has been ridiculed all over social media, for years, due to its "new year new me" cliche. 

Many New Year’s Resolutions fail before they even begin. The issue isn’t that you’ve waited until the new year. It isn’t even that you don’t know what we want. It is that you don’t want it bad enough. You aren’t hungry enough for change because you are comfortable. Now you may be getting upset and thinking, yes, I do want better grades, I do want to lose those last 10 pounds, or start my own business! I’m sure you do! But your comfort in your current situation keeps you from taking the first step to change your circumstance.

It’s called self-motivation and it’s something that no one can give you. You have to be determined and push past your comfort zone. It’s time to get uncomfortable. That is the only way we can grow and become the versions of ourselves we desire to be.

Decide today that enough is enough and that you need to make an intentional impact on your life. Let go of fear, ego, and opinions of others. Research shows that it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a new habit. It will not be easy but almost nothing worth your while ever is. There will be no new you, new year or not, without the self-determination to make that new you possible.