Or is it?
Welcome to 2017, hang on: welcome to Wednesday, 3 January. Disclaimer: New Years Resolutions suck! Why? Because why do people waste weeks, months or just the weekend to have a clean start on Monday? I’m one of those people. Having all good intentions. I’m having the biggest to do lists, biggest goals, I know where I want to be.
But when it is a Thursday night, sometime during the week, sometime during the month, sometime during the year, I might have a few doubts about my good intentions to get shit done. I stop watching Netflix, sit up in bed, get out my planner, notebook and computer to write down everything I want to achieve. I write down even the smallest thing I want to get done at home. When I’m done I look at my uncountable tasks, look at the time, 8 PM, and lie back down in bed and keep watching TV series. Why? To be honest, I’m not a lazy person, I know what my goals are and I have all the motivation in the world to get up my ass to go outside, experience the world and be spontaneous. So why the hell can I not be bothered to start? Because I procrastinate!!! Like a champion in the field. The most successful leader in pushing back tasks. I say to myself: I get up early af in the morning, have my morning tea, have a shower and smash this to do list. When the next day rolls around my mindset looks somethings like this: aw, it’s almost the weekend, relaxing and doing nothing, I should start Monday. God knows why I think this way, or does he?
Here comes my question for you: Why do we wait for a new year to come around to achieve our goals? It’s the concept of time that is stopping us. We don’t want to start in the middle of something, at least I feel that way. I used to need a clean slate to begin with my better life. This pressure though makes it hard. So here comes the deal: Yes, a fresh start for me because I don’t want to wait anymore for a new week, a new year to begin. We have the feeling to give up on our new resolutions because we fail. We get the need to start a new habit, mine would be to drink more water. And we treat it like we want to get to the goal as fast as we can. We go from 1 to 5 litres in a day without even considering if that’s possible. Truth is, no. By the second week of January, I might only drink 2 litres a day and just give up because I failed my good intentions. This is the wrong way to do it.
We should see everyday and even every hour as a new start.
Every hour you have the opportunity to begin again. To catch up on your goals, to start new ones and to evaluate what you have achieved so far. Every moment in your life you have the chance to be better and to follow your dreams and make them happen.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
– Steve Jobs