Hi, I’m Chelsea and I am a New Year’s Resolutions failure. It’s really not that hard to admit because I’m sure many of you could be saying the same thing. Probably with a different name though. This has been a phrase that has described me since I realized what resolutions ever were. Most years, I make my list full of habits or aspects of myself that I’d like to work on but I’ve never been able to stick with it.
This year, though, will be different. I’m sure I’ve thought that before and it never helped but I mean it this time. It’s not that my resolutions will be different or easier than past year. They’ll probably be pretty much the same: wake up earlier, lose weight, read more, etc. The only really difference is that I am not allowing myself to be a quitter. In the end, the only real reason that I haven’t followed through with my past resolutions is because I quit on them. Of course I had excuses like too busy or too hard but those were just excuses. I was being a quitter.
You’re the only person you can truly count on. This may seem harsh and unfair to all of the wonderful people in your life but it’s the truth. You are the only who you can control and have expectations for. This is the main reason I don’t want to be a quitter anymore. If the one person I have control over gives up on me, then what is my hope for ever achieving these things that I think will improve my life?
So this year, I’m asking you to hold yourself accountable. A lot of the stuff you have to do to achieve your resolutions can be difficult or different and can make you want to just go and lie in bed for all of 2017, but they’re worth it. Regardless of what you end up achieving by the end of 2017, you will for sure have one thing: pride in yourself. I’d really rather have that than have all of the extra snoozes that I will be missing out on over the next year.
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