Those calendar pages turn quickly. It seems like just a few minutes ago we were watching the ball drop in New York City and now – we’re almost at the end of the third month of the year!
So, what happened to that list of resolutions? We started 2018 with a plan to improve, to finally make a change, to break a bad habit or create a new great one – and then – we didn’t follow through. Our plans for self-improvement were interrupted by our ever-growing “to do” list and perhaps it was easier to go with the flow than to attempt a new way of doing things. Life happens. According to a survey conducted by the University of Scranton, only about 8% of people follow through on their initial goals for the New Year. So, does that mean we’ve missed the opportunity to make a change in 2018?
Not. At. All.
Timing is everything. We can take our cues from nature (each season offers new beginnings and opportunities) or from the calendar (each day has a beginning and an end.) In either case we’re encouraged by the fact that opportunities for new beginnings happen continually. It’s not an all or nothing endeavor. When you’re ready, you can start again.
So – did you mysteriously forget how to get to the gym? Did some adorable Girl Scout overwhelm you with those cookies? (I’ll take Do-si-dos by the case, please and thank you.) What about the promise you made yourself to pay off that credit card debt? I could go on but you get the idea, right? 🙂
Here’s the good news: you haven’t missed a thing. You can start right now – today – to create a new beginning.