Can you believe another year has come and gone? You’ve probably been bombarded daily with commercials, bill boards, and magazine and newspaper articles about resolutions. One that many, if not all, seem to be concerned with is your resolution to lose weight. Let me assure you that I won’t be sharing those same messages with you today. In fact, you may already know I don’t believe in resolutions since those are usually broken rather quickly. Instead, I focus on goals that are realistic, achievable and include celebrations.
Make a change.
In order to make any changes in your life, you must first accept who you are, where you are, and what brought you to this point in your life. Everyone has a story. Everyone has a past. Some may have more colorful pasts than others, but the fact remains that we all have stories. The difference comes into play with the choices and decisions you make in your life. Some decisions are easier than others. You’ll face difficult decisions at some point in your life and perhaps more than once. Make a decision. Make a change.
Own your decisions and accept the past.
Acceptance of the past may not be easy but it’s the first step to change. Acceptance is liberating. Don’t allow your negative thoughts to eat away at your soul. Let go and start living. There will be times in your life that your dreams or the dreams you have for your loved ones differ from reality. Don’t allow those disappointments to dictate your life. Instead, accept that your dreams may not have been realistic or perhaps they weren’t part of the overall plan. This is where faith comes into play more than ever before. It’s important to have faith. Don’t simply just say you do. Truly believe it and live it. Your entire life will change.
It’s possible to come out of the pit of despair into the light. Look at the people you most admire. If acceptance were not part of the overall picture then Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Oprah Winfrey and so many others wouldn’t have a story to share. If they didn’t make the decision to accept their lives, and most importantly, make a decision to change, their stories wouldn’t matter. All of these people have a story and are using it to better their lives and others who take the time to listen to their messages.
Change is possible and it begins with you.
Instead of making needless resolutions, make a change in your life today. Begin with acceptance and take baby steps from that point on.
Happy New Year!
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