It’s a New Year and we all hear the chants of “New Year, New Me”. Many of us have made New Year Resolutions. History tells us by the third week of the New Year, many of our resolutions will be broken and the chant of “New Year, New Me” becomes a chant of “I’ll become a New Me next year”.
What is the reason many of us fail to live up to our New Year resolutions and goals? Well for starters, many of us fail to realize that a New Year doesn’t bring change to a person’s life. Change happens in a person’s life when they focus on changing daily. How can one change daily? Simple, you have to make daily goals and plans. We also have to remember old habits die hard. It takes 21 days to break a habit.
Many of us will abort our plans of change because we do not see immediate results. In order for growth to happen, one must be patient. Sow your seeds and remember seeds grow underneath the surface where it cannot be seen. Trees only begin to grow above the surface when the roots below the surface are strong enough to support the tree’s growth.
Plant your daily seeds and by year’s end your seeds and you will grow to become the person you envisioned you would become.
Here are a few things we must do to make 2017 great.
1). Live each day as if it’s your last.
2). Plan for the future, live for the present.
3). Learn from the past and don’t look back.
4). Let your passion guide you.
5). Remember there are lessons learned in our struggles.
6). Stay in your lane. (Mind and tend to your business).
7). Give more. This includes money, talents, time, advice, a helping hand or a listening ear.
8). Let all disputes (beefs) go. Especially if you are 30 plus. If you cannot get along with someone just distance yourself from them.
9). Don’t worry about who others are dating. You aren’t with these people, so why stress over someone who is dating outside of their race, dating someone of the same sex, or someone dating someone with or without money.
10). Cherish everyone who has walked into your life; even if it was for a moment. You may not realize it but these people have taught you valuable lessons in life.
11). Be happy and thankful.
Happy New Year.
Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving. Copyright© 2016 http://www.vidbuggs.com. Copyright © 2016 http://www.4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.