“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up onAnna Quindlen
being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
I think New Years Resolutions usually fail because we put too much pressure on ourselves to succeed. By the end of January, we want to have lost 25lbs, read a hundred books, run a marathon and thirty other goals on top of that.
We want the magic beans, the thing that will immediately give us what we want as easy as possible. But that’s no how change works.
Change happens slowly. A decision to change can happen instantly, but the hard work and commitment to make it reality takes some time.
While you’re thinking about 2020 and what you want to accomplish and experience, remind yourself that it’s okay if a goal might take a while. It might be easy, but it might not be. Either way, if it’s something you want to do or accomplish, do let difficulty stop you from doing it. Difficult moments are fleeting. They are like a campfire in a rainstorm.
By all means, make a giant list of things you want (I know I am going to). Then, pick on and focus in 100% on it. You’re not saying no to the others you’re are just saying no to them right now while you focus on the goal at hand.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #791