It’s a new year…
So what are you gonna do?
Are you going to make the cliche resolutions that people rarely follow though on?
Try to be different and come up with your own resolution that only you understand?
Try to better yourself, or the area around you?
Try to tackle the small flaws, and handle your tasks one at a time for this year?
Try something completely new? Try to find a new hobby?
Try a new style of music? Try a new movie or book genre?
Try a new wardrobe? Try a new hairstyle?
The key thing here is “try.”
What are you going to try this year?
We tend to want to do things. We feel inspired. We see the problem and we want it fixed. We want to be the ones to fix it.
But how often do we truly give our all and try our hardest to achieve these things?
Granted, many of us do try for the big things, but what about the small things?
The things within ourselves. The things in our daily lives that we just accept in the end. What about those? Do we try to work on those as much as we do on the big projects that overwhelm us? I’d venture a no on that.
I know so many people who talk about the things that they want to do or fix, but we rarely go for it because other things are in the way and seem way more important. I know I face this. I want to improve various skills, build portfolios, finish my personal projects, and work on some personal flaws, but there never seems to be enough time. Why’s that?
I feel that, in my case, there are many things that draw the bulk of my attention away from those. I tend to put those desires on the back-burner for years at a time because I feel pressed for time and like all of my effort should go to the things that seem more important. The big things take so much energy, that by the time I can work on the little things, I don’t feel inspired or energized enough to work on them, which is partly why they end up being put on hold for so long. I find myself aching to be more skillful in several areas, but not motivated enough to get there most of the time.
So here’s to the new year! A time to try new things, put more things on hold, and stare at more walls in complete and utter exhaustion!!
I kid, I kid.
In fact, I hope that each of you gets to rest longer this holiday, build up enough energy, and re-inspire yourselves.
I hope you get to tackle the things you want to do.
I hope you don’t overwork yourself on the bigger, seemingly more important things.
I hope you have enough time and inspiration to work on your own desires for once.
I hope you make it a great year and try your best.
I hope that if you fail for any reason, you get back up, try again and don’t feel defeated.
I hope that instead of relying on external factors to improve your year, you find it within yourself to make your year the best it can be.
Good luck out there!
Happy New Year, everyone!