We all feel a sense of pressure when the new year rolls around to change something in our lives. Making the next year better than the last. Setting ourselves up with goals, ideas and wishes that we want to work on over the next 12 months.
It’s great to have goals/intentions/resolutions (whatever you wish to call them), something to focus on, and it can keep us moving forward to chase our dreams. However, it’s important to have realistic goals that will genuinely bring you happiness, not the material kind that fade after a short while. Challenge yourself as to why you want to be able to do something/change something and will the outcome have a positive impact on you and your life?
It’s also important to remember that success is made up of small victories. We don’t just wake up one day and say, ‘I’m going to be a runner, I will run a marathon today’. Change is a process and can take lots of time and patience, so try to enjoy the transition – you might learn something along the way.
I found a really lovely quote this week that I feel sums all of this up:
‘Life happens while you are in the midst of seeing your dreams realised. Don’t allow your focus on the outcome to keep you from enjoying the process’.
I’d also like to remind you that although change and development is important, you are enough. Just as you are.