Making New Year’s Resolutions is nothing new. As a matter of fact, historians have said the Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s Resolutions roughly 4,000 years ago. Which means, for centuries upon centuries, people have used the top of the year to promise themselves better health, better wealth ,and a certain glow up they’ve yet to attain before. While I’m not sure what happened back in the days of the Babylonians, I know in this day and age, commitment to keeping resolutions has become somewhat of a running joke.
Think about it. How many people do you know that have been working on their “summer body” for about four summers? (No shade intended, because I too have been working on my summer body since 2016 myself LOL). And how many folks can you name right now that have been committed to leveling-up in their career yet have made no efforts to move out of their current job? I won’t even touch on the unfulfilled travel goals people make yet make no efforts to save money for said goals. (Again, no shade intended, but I too can relate.)
I’m not writing this in an effort to berate people and make them feel bad. On the contrary, I want my words to encourage those reading this post to put action behind all their promises and plans for 2019. Don’t just say you want something to happen, then write-off your great goals by mid-March as impossible. If you want to get in shape, then get a gym membership, a fitness routine, and a realistically manageable diet plan (NO FAD DIETS). If you want a job that more aligns with your passion, update your resume, or lay the groundwork to start your business. Should you be one of those guys or girls wanting to open yourself up to love, then get healing from your past hurt and put yourself back out there. Let 2019 be your year of doing and not just thinking.
Look, I may be speaking to myself a bit here, but that’s alright. Nothing wrong with reminding myself of a few things as I speak to you. And following that line of thinking, let this be the last year you fake cut some people off. If there are folks in your life that you know don’t wish you well, or have victimized you by taking advantage of your energy and time, stop being loyal to the toxicity. Get rid of those that aren’t equipped to help you become a better you. I mean, would you keep spoiled milk in your fridge year after year, knowing you could never drink it for nourishment? No. You wouldn’t want something that is no good taking up space in your refrigerator. Catch my drift?
One more time, because I understand the value of repetition. Put action behind your resolutions in 2019. Don’t let another year go by where you don’t make any moves to change your situation. Say it with me, “this year will be a year of elevation, not procrastination.”
As always nothing but love,