Some of my friends eschew New Year resolutions. Some of them feel like New Year’s Day is “just a arbitrary date” and that resolutions are promises we make to ourselves that we know we will only break.
…..I see the New Year as a time to reflect on accomplishments of the past year and prepare for our goals in the future. Sure, it’s an arbitrary date, but considering that it’s a time when lots of functions reset, it’s as good a date as any for a new beginning, and there’s no denying the symbolism. I take this time every year to reflect on goals I have set for myself and evaluate what has been completed, what is no longer realistic or in line with my long-term goals, and shift gears to propel myself to greater achievement in the coming months.
It’s a great time to sit down and reevaluate our goals. Look at our life goals, look at our long-term goals and then figure out how to break them up into achievable smaller chunks, in the short-term. I want to reach out to my community and offer any help I can give in the achievement of these goals. I may not be able to do much more than cheer you on, but you never know, that could be just what you need to get over an obstacle.
I also want to extend my most-heartfelt best wishes for a peaceful, joyous, and prosperous new year.
By guest contributor, Melissa Garcia Logan