Another year past by, where are you comparing with January 2017? Better, worse, or roughly the same? Let this coming year be a year you implement some change in your life. What do you want to change, improve, do less of, spend more time doing? Think about the following areas: work, family, friends, partner, and personal development.
What can you do so you in January of 2019 you can say; during 2018 I changed x, spent more time with y, and begin with z. It requires that you sit down and make a list what you like to change, make a simple plan with long term and shot term goals.
What is crucial here is to look at your time available, you might have to prioritize and compromise and what you want to do. If you like to implement to many changes at once it most likely will lead to a total collapse of your plan, so be realistic, and patient. I can't stress enough to be patient even if it takes one year or 5-7 to get where you like to be it's worth it. Keep your focus on you goal and also what you need to do today to get there later!
A warning; people around you might not be very supportive about your change, plans, and your goals. This is only natural human behavior, people many times don't want others to change and if you begin to do something new it will take time before friends and family get used to the "new you" and adapt. Do NOT get annoyed, of course if people don't come around and are willing to accept what you are doing, you need to sit down and talk to them. Others, people in the outskirts of your life you might loose.
This biggest risk her to fail isn't the people around you, no it's you! Your procrastination and lack of motivation which will go up and down during this process. It will at times feel tough, discouraging, and the devil on your left shoulder tries to rationalize why you shouldn't do it now or why you should do that instead. DO NOT listen to him! Try do one thing each day which move you forward in the right direction, towards your goal. It could be skipping the third cookie, walk for 15 minutes even if your plan is to walk for one hour. Do you want to spend more time with your children; Get home early on Tuesday and take them out for ice-cream at four. This, they will remember and appreciate 25 years from now, not if they got the latest phone or new designer pants.
With this I would like to empathize that you have to change the way you think. It doesn't matter what I'm suggesting or anybody else is telling you. It has to come from yourself or it won't be done! My work is to help you to "unblock" yourself so you are able to see why you doing or not doing a specific task. Only when you get it a gradual long lasting change can occur in your life. One step at the time...on step at the time!
Set backs, they will happen, a set back it doesn't mean you have to start from scratch again. It's just a bump in the road. You stand up again, brush the dust off and keep going, and keep going.
Good Luck with 2018!
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