We are living in time that it is difficult to be proud to be an American. I am disappointed with the path we are going. However, in the words of Dr. King “we must accept finite disappointment, but never loose infinite hope.” There will be better days. I will continue to fight and speak out against injustice, racism, and inequality.
I could write another blog about new beginnings and “new year, new me”, but this year feels different.
2018 has a trend of no more new year, new beginning resolutions.
I understand some may need a fresh start after last year because, for many, it was a whirlwind of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Nevertheless, I am embracing the new anti-new beginning. For me, this year is not about beginning something new.
To clarify, I have a horrible habit of procrastinating on things that do not have an instant reward. I know, how millennial of me. So, this year will be a “picking up the pieces” kind of year.
Also, it is the year I’m choosing not to share details of what that looks like. We all have something we’ve planned and for whatever reason (fear, disappointment, lack of motivation, fear, etc) did not follow through
Consider what you have left unfinished: a weight loss goal, an unwritten story, a job application, your degree, dating, finally quitting the job you hate, _______________.
Let the ringing of the new year be motivation to refuse to celebrate another new year with that dream unfulfilled, that project left unfinished.
You may not reach every goal or be where you want to be by December 2018, but you will be closer than you were last year. Progress matters too.
So, get out of your funk, stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop being afraid of what may or may not happen. Beginning today, create a plan with realistic steps towards your goal. It does not matter how long you have been procrastinating, get out there and finish what you started.
Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
James 2:17 “Faith without works is dead”