The intention behind New Year’s resolutions is great and all, but the idea that so many of us wait for a “new” year to set goals is really pretty silly. Why start tomorrow when you can start today? January 1, 2015 will not be much different than December 31, 2014. Just like December 31, 2013 wasn’t much different from January 1, 2014 , and so on and so forth. In reality, as far as time space is concerned, all days are the same. The only difference between starting today or tomorrow is our ability to stop procrastinating.
The truth is, there really is no “right” time to start doing anything. Anything you want to achieve you can start working toward today. It’s easy to get caught up with excuses as to why we can’t move forward with a goal, but in reality there is always something we can be doing to progress. Whether it’s making small changes in your daily routine or learning a new skill that can get you closer to your goal, get moving today and now, because there will never be a “right” time.
Forget New Year’s resolutions. Forget, “I’ll start Monday.” Forget, “As soon as I do (fill in the blank), I’ll start.” These are all fear-based procrastination techniques we use to put off going after what we really want. We fear failure. We fear success. We fear love. We fear judgment. We fear change, and a lot of the time we just fear the unknown. If you think about why you’ve been putting something off, it’s likely one of these fear-based reasons.
So, make a choice right now to stop putting your goals off waiting for the “right time” because it doesn’t exist. If you need one resolution for 2015, make it that you’ll stop letting fear-based procrastination prevent you from being the very best YOU.
Happy New Year!