Happy New Year everyone! I’m sat by my window sipping a cup of tea watching a candle flicker on my coffee table and feeling incredibly excited about 2019!
So, let’s be real most of us will have made a list of resolutions for the New year; pertaining to health, our career and relationships . Setting goals is healthy and necessary to living a productive life. Having a vision of where you want to be by the end of the year will help steer you in the right direction. Consider your resolutions a set of guidelines for your journey; they provide direction and give you a mandate.
The beauty of having resolutions is your ability to discern what people, places and things positively contribute to your journey will be heightened and you’ll be more likely to walk away from anything that hinders your progress.
The trick with resolutions is to have resolve to accomplish your goals but not become a slave to the list. Don’t forget you are only human! Implementing change in your life will take time; “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu. Put one foot in front of the other and remember that life is a marathon not a sprint.
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE
Some of us might hit the ground running come 2019 implementing change at a rapid pace. For others cultivating the change we want to see in our lives will be a slow burn. I’m sure you’ve heard of Aesop’s fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. At first glance the tortoise seemed like an unlikely contender. He was slower and much less equipped for the race. Anyway we all know how that ended right? The tortoise made it to the finish line and beat the Hare.
The slow and steady approach isn’t an excuse to procrastinate or default on our goals, rather it comes from the understanding that deep and sustainable change takes time. All goals; wether professional or personal will take time so pace yourself. It can be exhausting and tedious process trying to change instantly.
What ever approach you take to achieving your goals don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. As Robert Llyod so eloquently put it;
“You may deride my awkward pace,But slow and steady wins the race.”
Be kind to yourself. Keep in mind that your are stronger than you think and you are capable of being the best version of yourself!
2019 we are ready for you. Wishing you all the best. Happy New Everyone!