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It’s hard to believe that January 1st passed nearly two months ago. For those who chose to use the new year as a conduit for growth, two months can be a challenging time frame to adhere to goals that often involve completing a certain selected task consistently-- this could mean hourly, daily, or weekly. It could mean stopping a certain habit instead of starting one, or overcoming one big milestone.
Setting a goal is far easier than completing it, but just because something is hard does not mean it isn’t worthwhile. In fact, it is often the case that difficulty in a task yields greater satisfaction in finishing it. Consider this a reminder, a gentle push, to keep going with your New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re having a hard time, keep the below considerations in mind.
You won’t regret sticking to your guns and choosing the difficult path of growth over the easier path of stagnancy. However, it is very possible that you’ll regret doing the alternative. Each time you’re faced with that decision to either dive right in or push to the side, think of your future self. You’ll always be happy you did the thing you said you were going to do.
There are few things more rewarding than fulfilling a promise to yourself. Doing so resonates for many reasons, among them being that although nothing external is holding you accountable, you still choose to do what you know is right for you. It instills a deep confidence within us-- one that affirms our faith in our abilities and character and paves the way for future personal growth and success.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither were you. Everyone is an ever changing, organic work in progress. When you start to feel down about your growth, when your resolution seems to be futile in its attempt to change your life for the better, remember that immediate observable change is not the only indicator of a successful resolution. Sometimes just sticking to the promise itself is plenty evidence of a positive shift. It shows a willingness to do, and a commitment to wellness.