I promise I’m not trying to make clickbait with that title. I just couldn’t think of a good title to embody what I’m talking about today. SO HERE YOU GO: AN OMINOUS OPENING TO A (HOPEFULLY) INSPIRATIONAL POST. I suppose the next thing you’re expecting me to say is: the world is going to end in 2018 so… no need to make any goals. But, surprisingly, we’re not talking about the apocalypse today! We’re talking about something much scarier: YOUR BRAIN.
The new year has to be one of my favorite seasons of all. Not because it’s a cold and desolate tundra outside my window, but because the beginning of a new year always feels so FILLED WITH POSSIBILITY. It’s the feeling of starting afresh with a blank slate and IT’S TIME TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS.
If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you know that I’m a planner.* I love to set goals, make plans, dream big, reach for the stars. I love to overcommit and overachieve and impress myself with my own accomplishments. But…that doesn’t always happen. BECAUSE I’M HUMAN, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. I fall short of my goals all the time. I procrastinate, I lose motivation, I even give up on myself sometimes. And whenever that happens, I am overcome with guilt. How can we stop this from happening? There was a time when I might have replied to that question with: “just accomplish the goal!” …but now I have a different answer: look at the to do lists you’ve been throwing away.