I’m all for New Year’s resolutions. I’m sure there are things you can look back on in 2013 that you need or want to change. My advice on resolutions: don’t Facebook it, Tweet it, Instagram it, blog it, or tell everybody! Just do it!
There’s no movement in talking. But walking? That’s how you get somewhere. You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
Downside of “talking about it”:
Sometimes we open ourselves up to being judged. If you SAY you’re starting a weight loss journey and you eat a slice of pizza my goodness here comes the negativity! If you SAY you’re going to be a bit more frugal and you buy yourself some shoes, there’s someone counting your coins! You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone! Knowing who you are makes you more confident in your decision making.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have people in your circle to hold you accountable, but put yourself first. Hold yourself accountable. Pat yourself on the back! Discipline yourself! At the end of the day, you alone have to lay down at night with peace and satisfaction.
Upside of “being about it”:
Progression is rewarding, especially when you’ve pushed yourself.
Every bit of progress counts, no matter how big or small! Do not minimize your accomplishments, and don’t let outsiders or spectators discourage you or minimize your strides either. If you’ve made up in your mind that you’re gonna stop smoking, and you’ve reduced it to three cigarettes a day, from a pack a day, be proud of yourself.
There’s a scripture in the Holy Bible I love to remind myself of when I need encouragement:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)
Remember to encourage yourself in any journey of growth or change. You need to be your biggest supporter.
I ran across a quote strolling through Facebook. It said: “Every thought does not require an audience.” So in the spirit of New Year’s, I resolve that we will not talk about it in 2014. WE. WILL. BE. ABOUT. IT!
Keep pressing and just do it!