Happy New Year everyone. Here it is the middle of the month in January and I am just now getting around to that. 2014 was a blast! It was a great year for me and I hope for you as well. I look forward to what this year brings and will allow no pessimisim. How about you? Was 2014 a great year or are you really glad to be leaving it behind?
This morning we had a freezing fog and I was compelled to just stop in the road and take a couple of pictures of Mother Nature’s beauty. You don’t often see a freezing fog in my area. The sun was shining through the fog and it was quite beautiful. It makes me think of the difficulties we all have in life. There are times when it may seem that our way is unclear. But there is always something there trying to shine through to us. Will we persevere and find our way? Or will we just give up and say that it is too difficult?
Many people start the year out with resolutions of this, that, and the other. After about a month, what happens? Most resolutions are forgotten and old habits are resumed. Think about why you made them in the first place. Did you want to get healthier? Spend more time with family? Work on something that will make you more money? Where is your commitment?
If you desire to change a habit, whatever that may be you have to truly commit yourself to doing that or you will fail. It has been said that it takes at least 3 weeks to form a habit. So if there is something that you want to change make sure that you follow through for that time period if you want to have any success. How bad do you want it?
Maybe you have set a goal for yourself that is unreachable. Make yourself stretch just a little bit but don’t defeat yourself by trying the impossible. That will only discourage you and cause you to give up much too soon. Just set the bar a little higher. When you reach that goal set it again just a little higher. Just take baby steps. This way you can manage things much better.
From 2014 take the best and then leave the rest. That is all for today. Hope that you have a wonderful year.