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  • Writer's pictureDelisa Rogers

Is It Really A New Year, New You?

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

It is that time of year when many individuals plan out their yearly goals and resolutions. The start of a new year comes with a load of excitement and overwhelming feelings of dedication and commitments to oneself and their loved ones. We hear it all of the time, "I am going to commit to my weight loss journey.", "I am going back to school to finish my degree.", "I am going to step out and start that business I have always dreamed about." What a wonderful feeling it is to have an opportunity to start a fresh slate and begin to accomplish the very things we have deep in our hearts and setup in our minds to complete. Let me ask a few questions, do these opportunities only come around once a year? Is this the only possible time to take advantage of the thought and opportunity of becoming a better you? See, if the start of a new year calls for new goals and commitments, then why is there a high percentage of individuals not fulfilling or completing the very things they set their minds to at the start of the year?

Think about it, if the start of each year is the best time to set out to accomplish a goal then why by the end of the year are there so many people in the same position they were in the year before? I believe that many individuals do not put in the necessary work in order to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. They are so moved by their emotions and the excitement of a new year coming that they fail to pause and do a thorough examination of themselves. See, the work must start within you well before the start of a new year. You must begin the process of a changed mind, attitude, and heart throughout the entire year. The whole point in the new year is that you do not walk into it the same as you were before. This requires a constant reminder of your daily goals, who you desire to become in your future, and the impact you want to have on your family, friends, co-workers, and in your community.

Your personal goal of changing your life does not start when the clock strikes 12 a.m. at the beginning of a new year, change starts today. The new year should be just that, a new year, but the new you started well in advance. I encourage you to make the decision to stay committed to working on becoming the best you possible throughout this entire year. Do not give up on You. Tell yourself that whatever goals you set out to accomplish you will stay the course and when the following year comes around, you plan to enter into it better than you were the year prior. This pattern of thinking creates a more positive environment and attitude that contributes to you staying focused year round. This will be a New Year, New You....not just because it is a New Year, but because it is truly a New YOU!

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