Let's Start a New Year's Revolution

It's that time of year again! The holiday season has come and the calendar year is about to end. Every year I notice that people tend to fall into 3 different categories at the end of the year. There are the reflectors & planners, the regretters and the scramblers.


The reflectors and planners take time to do exactly what their name suggests, they reflect back on the year and plan for the next year. I'm going to call this group our R& Ps. The R &Ps tend to reflect on a variety of topics from health to adventures to achievements and everything in between. They then tend to feel blessed and happy or let down and distraught. Depending on how they feel, they will plan for continued success or will plan to ensure they don't miss out on success in the new year.


Next, we have the regretters. The regretters look back at their calendar year and basically go "oh sh*t! I didn't accomplish any of the goals that I set for myself this year. Since they then feel frustrated they tend to go around letting everyone know that the following year will be their year! We all have met a regretter, they often want to make sure you, your family, your dog and maybe even your pet goldfish know that next year better be ready for them!


Finally, we have the scramblers. The scramblers often have lost track of time and suddenly realize the new year is upon them and they have so much to do in this year still. Then, as their name suggests, they rush around attempting to get it all done. If you visited Target on December 23 you will likely find a scrambler friend in line. Scramblers are often wonderful people! They just run out of time since they are running around doing so many other activities throughout the year.


Now that you have likely identified with one of categories above, let's talk about New Year's Resolutions. Each year we vow to change, turn over a new leaf, start something new and work to ensure that this year is better than the last. While it is always important to strive to be better, why are we waiting for a new year to start? Often our New Year's Resolutions last a few weeks as we fall back into old habits.


What if we chose to start a New Year's Revolution? A revolution is seizing power...what are you going to seize power of? What do you stand for? What is your heart's biggest desire? It can be anything from your health to your confidence to time management.


I challenge you to pick something and prepare to stand for it! Don't allow yourself to fall back into old habits, really fight to stay in the game and make the change. I believe in you and wish you a 2019 filled with an abundance of blessings and happiness.


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