New Year, New Me?
It’s that time of year of again. You know, when people start planning how their New Year glo’ up or their “New Year, New Me” strategy.
Frankly, I’m not a fan of the phrase, “New Year, New Me.” Not because I don’t believe in new beginnings or making positive changes. Rather, it’s because I feel like when you adopt a “New Year, New Me” mindset, you’re negating all of the growth you made during the previous year. Don’t get me wrong, there were definitely some years that I could use a do over from, but I have recently decided to change my perspective when entering a New Year.
Instead of a “New Year, New Me” attitude and hitting the reset button, I will continue to build on the foundation that is already in place. I’ve worked hard all year on my personal relationships, business adventures, and career advancements. If I tripped up or made a mistake, I got back up and took it as a lesson learned. With each of those lessons, I can face the New Year with a clear sense of what I want I want to accomplish and what I need to work on. When you think about it the only things that’s changing is really the date. Your goals and ambitions should just evolve.
When people started asking me how 2018 treated me, I was able to respond with the perfect analysis. 2018 was my year to plant a lot of seeds. I dug, tilled, and planted the seeds for the things that I want to come to fruition. I want 2019 to be my year of harvest, but I’m not waiting for 2019 to roll-in to get started on those goals.
When I reflect on the past year, I’m proud of myself. The stumbles that I did take were enough to shake me and get back on the right path. Instead of dwelling in the failure of the mistake, I got up and kept pushing. In a recent session that I had with my therapist, she told me that anytime I start to get on myself for something, that I should take a moment and look back at everything I’ve accomplished. I’ve done a great job and it’s important to celebrate it. Hopefully, you’re celebrating as well. Instead of hovering your finger over the reset button, put on a cute, sparkly dress or pantsuit, pop some champagne, and tell 2019 to bring it on.