Resolutions and Aspirations
"We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed." Rosalyn Yalow
Are you the type of person to have "New Year's Resolutions"? Do you generally stick with them or do your efforts dwindle with time? What has helped you or steered you off the path? Why are those resolutions important to you?
Commitment and loyalty are the driving force behind the origins of New Year's Resolutions. Our ancestors would establish sacrifices or ways to honor their gods as a way of thanking them for the good fortune they've given them in the previous year. To define a resolution is the firm decision to do or not to do something, an act of answering, solving, or determining. For those who find themselves in the group that cannot seem to find success in your resolutions, what is missing? For those who have achieved their goals, what is the key?
I'll give you a hint, look in the mirror. You have the key that unlocks a world of possibilities. Your mindset is what holds you back from success. A resolution is stating a goal and having aspiration is the determination. You can state all you want and you can hope all you'd like, but if you cannot believe in yourself and show up for yourself, you'll never find success.
Write down all that you aspire for the new year- healthy lifestyle, more time for family and friends, get out of debt, etc. Then state your resolution or the answers that can help you succeed those goals. Then believe that you will succeed and show up for yourself. Remind yourself everyday that will succeed. Write it on your bedroom or bathroom mirror, put sticky notes on the refrigerator, set reminders on your phone. Do whatever you need to do to remind yourself to not get lazy. Show the world the commitment and loyalty you have for yourself and your goals. This year may not have gone as planned, but you have the power to change your circumstances. You just have to show up for yourself. Throw out the concept of "New Year, New Me" and shout out "New Year, watch me". I believe that this is your year, do you?