Trust me when I say that you don’t always have to start the year right. I mean is there even a wrong or a right when it comes to starting a year?
It’s okay if you weren’t able to wake up early even though you promised yourself to be an early riser this year. It’s okay if you weren’t able to keep yourself from splurging even though you told yourself you’d be saving your money from now. It’s okay if you didn’t find that thing you wanted to have this year. It’s okay if you haven’t sent that long-awaited application for post-grad yet. It’s okay if you haven’t yet accomplished any of the changes you promised yourself at the end of last year. It’s even okay if you haven’t succeeded on checking off anything on your to-do list this month.
It’s okay. You may just have to go with the flow. Life has its unexpected twists and turns.
Just think of the new year as the time given to you to start anew. You don’t have to succeed on anything on the first month. You can take your time. Baby steps are fine. As long as your mind is set on your goals – long or short-term – and your determination is as strong as your heart lets on, then you’ll be fine. As long as you are starting and slowly moving forward on your goals, then you’ll sooner or later succeed.
You just have to remember that slacking off on your way to success and always depending on other people will be regretful in the future but it’s okay to take a break. Or slow down. You have your own pace on achieving your goals.
You don’t need to win at the start of 2018. You just have to start something.