This year I don’t have a “word” to describe what my goals are, I don’t even really have solid “goals”. Instead, I have a list of things I’m leaving in 2019 (or I will try my best to leave them in the yesteryear).
Each December 31st I use to set a few goals and they were usually fitness or career related. Shocker. Not this year. This year I want to work on my character and myself as a person.
My theory is that by leaving these certain things in the past it will help me grow mentally and emotionally making it easier to be more successful in other areas of life.
Putting things off has caused me to get behind on entirely too much lately. It’s not that I’m necessarily tired and need to recharge, I just don’t want to do it. In 2020 I plan to do what I can when I am able.
Trying to be perfect is a futile goal. Yet I always seem to aim for it. In the new decade I plan to strive only to do my best, whether it’s perfect or not.
Comparing myself to others helps me accomplish absolutely nothing and leaves me feeling like I’m lacking somehow. In the new year I will only look at my own growth not another’s success.
(In the spirit of not trying to be perfect I added “comparisons” to this list even though it didn’t start with a “P”. Not sure how they all ended up with the same first letter, but they did.)
So many fights could have been ended quickly if I had just apologized. Pride has kept me from making peace with so many people. It’s better left in the past for sure.
When life gives me lemons I sulk. I’m generally a pretty positive person until something goes wrong and then I get a terrible attitude. A poor attitude keeps you from moving forward. This year I hope to be positive even when I have to adapt my plan.
It’s normal to want to be accepted by those in your circle. But when you start to sacrifice your individuality and beliefs to blend in you set yourself up for failure. 2020 is the year where I won’t care what others think, just what God thinks.
Okay, I’m not leaving all people in 2019. I’m leaving toxic, fake, and shallow people in the past. I want to enter the new year surrounded by humans that bring good energy into my space, not people who’s entire focus is themselves.
No matter what happens this year remember this: If you aren’t where you wanted to be come January 1st 2021 don’t get angry or give up. Success doesn’t come with a cookie cutter plan.
What is one thing you can change this year to better develop yourself and grow? Write it down and list 3 ways you can accomplish your new goal!
Happy New Year!