So here we are, the first day of 2018. This is the time when everyone says they are going to start fresh. New beginnings. New resolutions. It's that time when everything is going to change.
And voila! This year, the first falls on a Monday! Even better!! Everyone loves starting on a Monday!
And everything starts out great! People make big plans, write down their goals, and resolve to make these changes permanent.
A few weeks into the new year and people start reverting back to where they were at the beginning of the year. It's easy to fall back into old routines. Old patterns. Old habits.
A few weeks later and we're well into February and people start forgetting their resolutions. It's like nothing even happened with a new year. Our resolutions got too hard or too much or too scary (fill in the blank with whatever word you want here).
People accept that "this" is just how they are (whatever this is for them).
And you know something? This is how we are all year round. We say we are going to start the next Monday or at the beginning of the next month or at the beginning of the year. It becomes this cyclical pattern of "starting over."
In reality, this is just another failure...another way we settle for less than we deserve, in whatever it is. And much like my last post, I'll be the first to admit that I have failed at a lot of resolutions. In fact, there are probably many years I didn't even set resolutions because I knew I wouldn't hold myself accountable to them.
But this year, I resolve to do things differently. To do things better. Because I REFUSE to continue to settle for anything less than I deserve. I refuse to continue to accept failure as an option.
So here I am, making my resolutions in a very public forum. I'd like you all to know what I'm resolving to do this year and to help hold me accountable. And I'd love to know yours, as well! I'm a firm believer in accountability partners and helping each other meet, achieve, and far surpass our goals!
So here are mine:
1) First and foremost, I want to continue to grow my relationship with God. I want to find the right church for me, a bible study group that I am committed to attending, and to continue reading the Bible on a daily basis.
2) Second, I am fully committing myself to my business and it's growth, including my business partners. I resolve to help my team grow and to help change their lives (however that looks for them).
3) Third, I want to continue to grow on a personal level. I resolve to read one book a month that will help with personal growth so I don't remain stagnant in life (who wants that?). And luckily, I have my first book for January called The Obstacle is the Way (thanks Jeff!).
4) Last, I want to continue to grow and expand as a Crossfit coach, as well. I want to continue to improve my coaching skills so that I can continue to help and improve the athletes of our gym.
So there you go. Mine really speak to me and make me feel pretty darn amazing about 2018. I know that big change requires big change, and that can be scary. But I also know that staying in the same place is not a good place to be. I have zero desire to wake up in a year and be in the exact same place as I am now.
What about you? I'd love to hear yours in the comments and to help hold you accountability to reaching those goals!
So here we go!! Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best year yet!
Have a beautiful first week of 2018!
With love and wellness,