I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t believe in them. You shouldn’t either. If you choose to make a change in your life, the time is now. Why wait until the new year which is some arbitrary deadline that only causes procrastination?
It has been a long five year journey for me since I started over in life. For some reason, the culmination of events has started to really come together for me recently. I’m empowering myself and making my life what I want it to be and making myself who I want to be regardless of the vast amount of negativity, selfishness, greed, and apathy I’ve encountered in the world.
My biggest struggle has been my perfectionist tendencies. I feel like a failure, well, mostly because I am one. We all are. There isn’t a single person who hasn’t failed. Accepting this and realizing that failure is a part of life has been difficult for me. It is especially difficult when you are told for most of your life you are a failure and will never amount to anything. It only drives home the point inside of me and works to crush my self-confidence.
Through a series of events, I’ve worked to learn that we are only failures if we quit. And, I haven’t quit. I’m also learning that success isn’t measured by hitting a grand slam either. For those that are not baseball fans, a grand slam is a home run that occurs when a player is on each base, thus bringing in four runs, the maximum that can score at a time. We can still hit singles, doubles, triples, and even draw walks, and still work to get runners in position to score runs. Success comes in all shapes and sizes.
I challenge myself in 2015 to:
1) Continue to build on the success I achieved in 2014 and work to achieve goals and look at the big picture to see how they fit the larger scheme of my life.
2) Understand that small victories are still victories and not failures.
3) Learn from my failures and not give up.
I challenge each of you to do the same.