“2020 is the year that I am going to (insert here):”
Get in shape
Go to church
Run every day
Be a better person
If these phrases sound familiar, how’s that going for you?
Often, we are gangbusters to start, letting up by the first week, and giving in by mid-January. Feeling like a failure and counting the days with Cheetos until January 2021.
You know what? THAT’S OKAY!
January 1 is not a magic day, moment, or event that will suddenly give you the superpowers to do whatever it is you think you need to do.
I’m inviting you to approach your 2020 goals differently by rejecting the “all-or-none” mindset humans tend to adopt.
Practice silencing the monkey-brain and replace the chatter with self-compassion and reflection.
Will losing ten pounds make us younger, more loved, more valued? Does commanding a substantial income or getting a fancy job increase our currency with our loved ones? I’d argue on all accounts that it doesn’t.
If you woke today, feeling melancholy about your unaccomplished goals, remember that each day is a chance to begin again.
With renewed spirit.