Each year we are all inspired to become a better version of ourselves. Many of us can relate to experiencing the excitement of becoming a new person at the stroke of midnight on January 1. But what if celebrating the New Year isn’t about becoming a new person but a better version of yourself.
Over the past few years, I’ve struggled immensely to remain consistent in every area of my life, regardless of the task. I get “inspired” to work out again at the gym for all of two seconds and then I’m back in front of the TV munching on cheddar and sour cream potato chips. I am motivated to read more and end up scrolling through my Instagram feed. Why does this happen? I know you’re over there laughing at me because you can relate. You probably found this post from the scroll game. We are 15 days into 2018. How’s it going for you? Did you start your goals with a fire under your butt and now, you’re finding yourself struggling to get out of bed each morning?
I’ve come up with three tips to help you maximize your year.
One. The struggle of being consistent stems from a lack of urgency. We constantly convince ourselves that we have more time that we really have. Don’t play into the illusion of time being on your side…it’s NOT. So, make each day of this year count. Be intentional in your actions and be on a pursuit of urgency in all you do.
Two. Zig Ziglar said it best when he shared, “it is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude. This quote sings sweet things to my soul. 2018, should be all about shaping your attitude to match the elevation of life you desire. Ask yourself if your attitude surrounding your health, career and relationships is aligned with destination. I cannot say I want to have a “fit bod when” every time the gym is mentioned, I groan. If you want to reach greater heights, you must start with your attitude.
Three. I didn’t go on many voyage’s in 2017, last year was all about restoration for me. Renewal of the mind, spirit and body. This year, I want to explore like I’m five years old again and I encourage you to do the same. Get out and see the world, take up a new art class, sign up for piano lessons and DIG deep. Learn everything there is to know! We gain inspiration from exploring life outside our regimens and calendars.
I pray these tips encourage you to fight for your best year, with a new better version of yourself!
With Extra Smiles, Taylor M. Thomas. 😊